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Ynvisible releases upgraded version of e-paper display - what’s new?

March 2, 2022
On 15th March 2022, Ynvisible releases an updated version of e-paper display with several new and exciting benefits. This article covers all the significant improvements and how they might benefit your e-paper product.

Ynvisible will host a webinar to go through the improvements of the new e-paper display version in more detail and explain how you may benefit. Watch recorded webinar.

10x increased cycle lifetime

Cycle lifetime refers to how many times the display can be turned on and off before it starts to change behavior or degrade. The typical cycle life has been improved by a factor of 10, from approximately 100,000 cycles in the previous version to 1,000,000 cycles in this update.

The increased cycle life improvement enables more frequent-changing display applications and extended product life scenarios, which can significantly benefit digital signage and public information displays.

Lower operating voltage

Only 1 volt is required to activate the display to full contrast. The display can be turned off by shorting the electrodes (0 volt) compared to the previous version which required a negative voltage to turn off. However, the recommended operating voltage is 1.5V to activate and -1.5V to deactivate the display (previously ±3V).

This means that the Ynvisble e-paper display requires the lowest operating voltage of any display on the market.

50% reduced energy consumption

Optimizations to the display materials and structures together with lower operating voltage result in approximately 50% reduced energy consumption to activate or deactivate the display. This reduced energy consumption cements the display as one of the lowest powered display technologies in the industry.

Improved temperature performance

Electrochromic printed e-paper displays, as well as several other electronic components, are influenced by ambient temperature. Typically for displays, the switching speed is faster in high temperatures and slower in cold temperatures. Ynvisible's latest technology release has improved performance in cold temperatures - the displays are now operating faster in temperatures as low as to -20°C.

Enhanced optical quality and appearance of the display

Ynvisible is utilizing screen-printing as the primary production method. The new technology release has enhanced the print quality, resulting in better optical quality and appearance of the display. In particular, the display segments undergo a more homogenous color change when activated and deactivated, leading to an improved perceived contrast ratio.

Faster switching speed

The switching speed is simply the time it takes to turn the display on and off respectively. Faster switching is important for various human-machine interfaces where a user interacts with the display interface and expects a quick response. Ultimately, fast switching speed provides a better user experience.

Still ultra-thin and flexible

Although upgrading several features, the new generation display is still flexible and can be regarded as the thinnest e-paper display on the market.

Watch recorded webinar from March 15, 2022

The webinar was be led by Ynvisible to introduce the technology for our new followers and present the mentioned improvements in more detail to our existing user base. Watch recorded webinar.

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