2021-06-19

In a Pickle after the Mitsubishi EOL Announcement? Look No Further then the New CDS Range of Drop-In Replacements

In June 2020 Mitsubishi announced that it was withdrawing from the TFT LCD market. To alleviate customers’ worries and concerns from the fall out of this, CDS decided to design and launch a full range of alternatives to Mitsubishi TFT LCDS. This new range from CDS will act as replacements for the Mitsubishi displays which are soon to be unavailable.

In a Pickle after the Mitsubishi EOL Announcement? Look No Further then the New CDS Range of Drop-In Replacements

Mitsubishi Supply Timeline Affected

The timeline given was for Last time buy orders to be in by June 2021 and final shipments by June 2022. 

In the second half of 2020 and going into 2021, the electronics market has seen a shortage of components which has resulted in longer lead times and increased pricing (read more here). CDS understand that this is affecting the Mitsubishi Last Time Buy and potentially causing severe delivery concerns going forward for the Mitsubishi supply.

Replacements for the EOL Mitsubishi

Over the last 6 months, here at CDS we have worked with our Taiwanese factory to engineer drop-in replacements for the more popular products within the Mitsubishi range. We believe that they are competitively priced and on a quicker lead time. 

The alternative will have the same or better specification (brightness or viewing angles) and are designed to be electrically / mechanically drop in compatible. 

If you are currently using a Mitsubishi panel, firstly we would propose you see if it is on the list below and secondly talk to us so we can support you.

MITSUBISHI PN SIZE ASPECT RATIO RESOLUTION LC MODE BRIGHTNESS TEMP CDS LC MODE CDS BRIGHTNESS CDS DIFFERENCE?
AA043AN11 4.3″ 15:9 WQVGA 480×272 IPS 1,000 nits -30~80 IPS 900 nits  
AA050MG03 5″ 15:9 WVGA 800×480 IPS 900 nits -30~80 IPS 900 nits  
AA070MC01 7″ 15:9 WVGA 800×480 IPS 1000 nits -30~80 IPS 1000 nits  
AT070MJ11 7″ 15:9 WVGA 800×480 TN 1500 nits -40~85 IPS 1500 nits WIDE VIEW
AT070MP01 7″ 15:9 WVGA 800×480 IPS 1100 nits -40~85 IPS 1100 nits  
AT080MD01 8″ 15:9 WVGA 800×480 IPS 1000 nits -40~85 IPS 1000 nits  
AA084SB01 8.4″ 4:3 SVGA 800×600 TN 600 nits -30~80 TN 600 nits  
AA084XD11 8.4″ 4:3 XGA 1024×768 IPS 1000 nits -30~80 IPS 1000 nits WIDE VIEW ONLY SUPPORTS 8 BIT LVDS
AA084XE01 8.4″ 4:3 XGA 1024×768 TN 500 nits -30~80 IPS 1000 nits WIDE VIEW ONLY SUPPORTS 8 BIT LVDS
AA084XB01 8.4″ 4:3 XGA 1024×768 TN 500 nits -30~80 IPS 1000 nits WIDE VIEW ONLY SUPPORTS 8 BIT LVDS
AA104VJ02 10.4″ 4:3 VGA 640×480 TN 800 nits -30~80 MVA 800 nits WIDE VIEW
AA104SH01 10.4″ 4:3 SVGA 800×600 TN 700 nits -30~80 TN 700 nits  
AA104SL02 10.4″ 4:3 SVGA 800×600 TN 700 nits -30~80 TN 700 nits  
AA104XD12 10.4″ 4:3 XGA 1024×768 TN 600 nits -30~80 IPS 1000 nits WIDE VIEW
AA104XF12 10.4″ 4:3 XGA 1024×768 TN 1000 nits -30~80 IPS 1000 nits WIDE VIEW
AA104XG12 10.4″ 4:3 XGA 1024×768 IPS 900 nits -30~80 IPS 1000 nits WIDE VIEW
AC121SA02 12.1″ 4:3 SVGA 800×600 TN 500 nits -30~80 MVA 600 nits WIDE VIEW
AC121ST01 12.1″ 4:3 SVGA 800×600 IPS 600 nits -30~80 MVA 600 nits WIDE VIEW
AA121SM01 12.1″ 4:3 SVGA 800×600 TN 550 nits -30~70 MVA 600 nits WIDE VIEW
AA121SM03 12.1″ 4:3 SVGA 800×600 TN 600 nits -30~70 MVA 600 nits WIDE VIEW
AA121XN01 12.1″ 4:3 XGA 1024×768 TN 700 nits -30~80 IPS 700 nits WIDE VIEW
AA121XN11 12.1″ 4:3 XGA 1024×768 TN 1300 nits -30~80 IPS 1300 nits WIDE VIEW
AA121XK06 12.1″ 4:3 XGA 1024×768 TN 500 nits -30~70 IPS 1300 nits WIDE VIEW
AA141TC01 14.1″ 16:10 WXGA 1280×800 TN 800 nits -30~70 TN 1300 nits  

High-end Industrial TFTs need a High-End Replacement

Mitsubishi Electric offered an extensive product offering of TFT-LCD modules for many years, with standard format aspect ratios (4:3, 5:4) and Display sizes (5.7”-19.0”) for a wide variety of industrial applications. Prevalent applications include FA (factory automation equipment), measurement, medical, avionics, transportation, marine, POS (point of sale terminals), ATMs (automated teller machines), public information terminals and more.

Key features of this industrial range boasted super high brightness (1000cd/m²), high contrast ratios, super-wide viewing architecture (over 170-degrees), wide operating temperature range (-30 to +80 degrees C (Typical)), touch panel (PCAP, 4-wire resistive), transflective, higher vibration resistance (6.8G), optically bonded, “Natural Colour Matrix” technology, Embedded LED driver and more.

All these attributes of the Mitsubishi range lead to the fact that if these high-grade LCDs have been designed in, they cannot be replaced by any old LCD on the market. State-of-the-art displays need to be replaced by displays which will live up to the high expectations.

Drop-In Replacements for the EOL Mitsubishi Range that you can trust

There are other suppliers proposing alternatives, but often these are ‘near’ alternatives from their pre-existing offerings and will need the customer to undertake some re-engineering. Therefore, CDS say that near is not close enough and our aim is to reduce as much pain as possible in the re-approval process.

Consequently, we have engineered our solutions from a cell, so we have full control of the design. In addition to this, many of our products have been supplied for over 10 years, so our customers have the confidence that this re-design / re-approval process will not continue to happen over the coming months / years.

If the Mitsubishi part being used is not on the list, please talk to us as it may be on the roadmap or subject to requirements, we may be able to engineer a solution for you.