Key Properties of E-Paper Displays
Some of the main benefits of e-paper displays and epaper displays include:
- Daylight readability – Excellent visibility even in direct sunlight due to the paper-like sharp contrast.
- Ultra-low power – e-paper displays only consume power when the image changes; can run for months on coin batteries.
- Bistable display – Image persists when power is removed.
- Thin and lightweight – Flexible substrates enable new applications.
- Rugged and durable – Resistant to shocks, scratches and water.
- Flexible form factors – Can be curved or rolled.
- Improved legibility – Easier to read, less eye strain.
- Wide viewing angles – Image clarity from any angle.
- High resolution – Crisp rendering of text and images.
- Low electromagnetic interference – Does not affect sensitive equipment.
Riverdi’s e display portfolio ranges from small paper modules to larger displays and offers monochrome, 4-grayscale and tri-color options. Custom sizes, interfaces, and integrated features like touch sensors, NFC antennas, and RGB epaper options are also available.
E-Paper Module Technologies
The most common e-paper module technologies used in Riverdi’s products include:
- E Ink – Uses microcapsules filled with positively charged white particles and negatively charged black particles suspended in a clear fluid. Applying voltage controls which particles move to the top to form lighter or darker pixels. This is the most widely used e-paper technology.
- SiPix – Microcups filled with electrophoretic fluid containing pigment particles are selectively charged to rotate and display an image. SiPix displays offer higher contrast and brightness.
- ACEP – Uses optically charged microspheres rotated by variable electrostatic forces to reveal black or white sides. Allows thinner displays.
- ECT – Electrochemical technology with electrodes that oxidize or reduce a dye to produce color change. Used in Riverdi’s tri-color displays.
Riverdi Selects best e-paper technology for each application based on required display size, resolution, color and features. All options provide the core benefits of ultra-low power, daylight readability and bistable image retention when power is removed.
Riverdi 2.9″ E-Paper Display Modules
The RiEPD-29 series are 2.9″ epaper display modules or e-paper screen modules with a 296×128 pixel resolution on a 66.9×29.1mm active area. They supply ultra-low power e display digital signage. Available options are:
- RiEPD-29-BW – Monochrome black and white. Great contrast and sunlight readability.
- RiEPD-29-BRW – Black, red and white for highlighting. Enables visually engaging content.
- RiEPD-29-BYW – Black, yellow and white version. Bright accents grab attention.
These e-paper modules include an integrated NFC antenna for wireless communication allowing easy remote updates of displayed information from a smartphone or tablet. The modules are designed to run for years on a CR2016 coin battery. More connection pads allow connecting an external power source.
The 2.9″ modules are ideal for smart labels, tags, and interactive print applications. Their compact size enables inconspicuous integration while supporting dynamic, digitally controlled content.
Applications of E-Paper Displays and e-paper screens
Some common applications of e-paper displays and modules include:
- Shelf labels and smart tags – For digital pricing and product information in retail stores. A key target application for Riverdi’s e-paper portfolio.
- Industrial status screens – In factories to display operational data. Rugged e-paper handles harsh environments.
- Digital signage – Outdoor displays for bus stops, street signs, billboards. Sunlight viewable.
- Wearables – For smartwatches, fitness trackers due to ultra-low power usage. Flexible e-paper enables new form factors.
- Indicator panels – On appliances, medical devices, industrial equipment. Replaces mechanical indicators.
- Mobility – Bus/train schedules, airline boarding passes. Easy remote updates.
- Smart packaging – Enable consumer interaction with products. Includes NFC communication.
- Educational toys – Integrated into interactive learning toys for children.
- Advertising – Eye-catching dynamically updating advertisements.
- Menu boards – For restaurants, cafes. Daily specials easily updated.
Riverdi offers full support for integration of e paper displays into end-products with capabilities spanning PCB design, custom enclosures, graphic content, android apps and more. Riverdi’s application engineers work closely with product designers to ensure best integration, like in the case of epaper display HDMI interface.
Benefits of E-Paper Displays and epaper technology
Compared to LCD displays and OLED alternatives, e-paper displays provide:
– Lower power consumption – e-paper displays only use energy when image updates. Enables battery operation.
– Sunlight readability – Extreme contrast, no backlight needed. Visible in any lighting.
– Greater durability – Withstand shock, scratches and moisture. Rugged for tough environments.
– Flexible form factors – Enable new applications with curved surfaces.
– Easier reading – Less eye strain due to paper-like visual experience. Improved legibility.
– Wider viewing angle – Image clarity from any angle unlike LCDs.
– High image retention – Bistable display retains image without power.
– Low electromagnetic interference – Does not affect or get affected by sensitive equipment.
– Silent operation – No fan or noise unlike other display technologies.
– Light weight – Weighs less than half of an equivalently sized LCD panel.
– Mercury-free – More eco-friendly than LCD/OLED displays.
– Cost-effective – Simpler electronic circuitry reduces system costs.
Riverdi E-Reader Displays
Dedicated e-reader displays, or what some might refer to as module paper or e paper modules, are typically available in 6″ and 10.3″ sizes. These displays deliver the optimal experience for digital reading. Key features include:
– High resolution – 167 PPI for sharp rendering of text and images.
– High contrast – Excellent legibility with dark blacks and bright whites.
– Fast refresh – 16-20 ms for quick page turns.
– Touch integration – Supports swipe and touch interactivity.
– Temperature compensation – Consistent performance across operating temperatures.
– Partial refresh – Only updates changed portions of the page to save power.
– Low blue light – Reduced blue light emission for improved eye comfort.
Riverdi’s Global E-Paper Capabilities
In addition to e-paper modules and e-paper displays, Riverdi offers complete system design support spanning:
– Custom display development – Matching exact size, resolution, and features.
– Graphic services – Custom graphical content, icons, menus.
– Mechanical engineering – Integrated enclosures tailored to the product.
– Touch integration – Matching touch technology – capacitive, resistive.
– Controller selection – Recommending optimal e-paper controller electronics.
– Android app design – For remote wireless content updating over NFC or Bluetooth.
– Compliance testing – Safety, EMI, regulatory certifications.
– Mass production – High volume manufacturing for large orders.
With their paper-like visual quality and ultra-low power usage, Riverdi’s e-paper displays, e paper screen, and e-paper module products are ideal for a wide variety of applications, from digital signage to smart retail. Fully customized variations allow tailoring to exact project needs. Contact Riverdi to explore how epaper displays and paper displays can enhance your products.