FPM V Series
Display Optical Measurement Systems
The FPM V Series is one of our most flexible optical performance measurement solutions that is scalable to your display measurement needs. Whether you need to test cell phone display modules for engineering development purposes, ruggedized displays for aerospace and military applications, or TV LCD modules for production QA/QC, we have a FPM solution for you.
While one of the major benefits to the FPM V Series is flexibility in interfacing with instruments, test pattern generators, etc, the FPM really shines when it comes to its testing capabilities. Our FPM V Series can be setup to run many standard VESA, ICDM, TCO, ISO, SPWG and other display measurement tests as well as many customized tests.
The baseline FPM V Series includes a three axis or five axis motion system housed in a light safe enclosure and a controller computer with software interface (manual and automated control).
Mount up to 27″ displays with three or five axis motion control and measurement spot tracking for quick and accurate measurements
Mount up to 3 instruments at a time in a light safe enclosed system. Software integration for most of the popular optical instruments available
Automate many of the standard VESA, ICDM, TCO, ISO, SAE, MIL-L and SPWG tests. Supports a wide variety of standard and custom optical performance tests
Test Pattern Generators
Automated control of the Westar T-Drive LCD Tester and many other popular test pattern generators on the market today
The FPM V Series includes a three-axis or five-axis motion system and a controller computer with software interface (manual and automated control). We offer two standard models based on your display testing requirements, the FPM-505W or the FPM-305.
5-Axis System with Goniometer
The FPM-505W includes a polar Goniometer for viewing angle performance measurements of displays up to 27″. This makes it ideal for small to mid-sized displays and devices such as cell phone, tablet, and notebook displays requiring full optical characterization.
The FPM-305 is a three-axis system for optical performance measurements of displays up to 27″. It can be used when viewing angle tests aren’t necessary or with instruments capable of performing viewing angle measurements. Like the FPM-505W, the FPM-305 is ideal for small to mid-sized displays.
Full optical characterization
Our FPM V Series can be set up to run many standard VESA, ICDM, SAE, TCO, ISO, SPWG and other display measurement tests as well as programmable customized tests. We offer test sequences that cover most display measurement requirements or you can write your own. Contact Us to learn more.
Note: Test capabilities vary based on system configuration and are dependent on options such as the optical instrument, test pattern generator, and baseline system.
Center Screen Luminance
Center Screen Color
Correlated Color Temperature
Color Gamut and %NTSC
Shadowing (Cross Talk)
Gray Level Response Time
Contrast Ratio Uniformity
Luminance vs Viewing Angle
Contrast Ratio vs Viewing Angle
Color vs Viewing Angle
Warm Up Time
Custom Tests and more…
Wide selection of optical instruments supported
Works with optical instruments from all the popular brands
Our Display Measurement Systems work with more LMDs than any other display measurement system. Our systems support standard photometers and spectroradiometers from Topcon, Photo Research, Minolta, and Optronic Laboratories. This broad range of available instrument interfaces allows you to pick the best instrument for the job
Install and control up to 3 instruments
The FPM V Series can be customized to accommodate (hardware integration) up to 3 optical instruments depending on your display metrology needs. If you already have an instrument, we most likely can support it with our system software and hardware. If you don’t have an instrument, we can help you select the right one. The FPM V Series supports the following instruments:
- BM-5 / BM-5A / BM-5AS
- BM-7 / BM-7A
- and more
- and more
- CS-2000 / CS-2000A
Contact us for others
Automated test pattern generation
Of course, automated display testing doesn’t stop with the instrument and a positioning system. You need to automate display drive using a lcd tester or test pattern generator that can drive display modules or finished products.
Our most popular lcd tester for display drive is our T-Drive III but as with optical instruments, our ViewPoint software can interface with most test pattern generators on the market today. We even offer custom software interfaces to work with specialty LCD drive equipment.
Our FPM V Series comes standard with Microsoft Excel for data reporting. Use one of our pre-formatted reports or design your own.
TestStand - Automated Test Sequencer
For automated test scripts, the FPM V Series can be controlled using NI TestStand. Any controls in ViewPoint are available via test objects (steps) in TestStand making it easy to build elaborate test sequences. Westar offers many standard test sequences and can help you design your own custom test sequences depending on your display metrology needs.
- Access motion base, instruments, test pattern generators, and other supported devices using test objects
- Structure test steps into sequences and subsequences with global and local parameters
- Powerful development interface for sequence design and debugging
- Easy to user interface for sequence operation and control.
- Access Microsoft Excel for data reporting
ViewPoint - Manual Control Interface
The FPM V Series comes with a sleek user interface for manual control called ViewPoint. In a single interface, the user can control the instruments, light sources, test pattern generators, and motion base. ViewPoint can be customized with software controls for your specific instruments, test pattern generators, and power supplies.
- Access motion base, instruments, test pattern generators, and other supported devices
- Multi-view dockable GUI windows – arrange multiple DUT Control, Motion Control, and LMD GUIs
- Property grids for easy parameter input
- Enhanced CIE chromaticity charts (NTSC reference gamut, multiple measurement points, print graphs)
- Enhanced measurement history and reporting tools (print standard measurement reports from the MCI).
|Parameter||Standard FPM V Series Configurations|
|Instrument Motion Base||FPM-505W||FPM-305|
|X-Axis Range (Left - Right)||41.3” (105 cm)||41.3” (105 cm)|
|Y-Axis Range (Up - Down)||27.2” (69 cm)||27.2” (69 cm)|
|Z-Axis Range (In - Out)||24.5” (62 cm)||24.5” (62 cm)|
|Working Distance Range||14” – 26” (35cm – 66cm)||14” – 26” (35cm – 66cm)|
|DUT Mounting Plate Size||27” diagonal (round)||Contact Westar|
|Range of Motion||Inc: ±90º Az: ±90º||NA|
|Max Display Size (see note 1)|
|Width x Height, Diagonal (4:3)||20.8” x 15.6”, 26”||20.8” x 15.6”, 26”|
|Width x Height, Diagonal (16:9)||22.7” x 12.7”, 26”||22.7” x 12.7”, 26”|
|Weight||Contact Westar||Test Capabilities (see note 2)||FPM-505W||FPM-305|
|Center Screen||Luminance, Color, Contrast Ratio, Gamma, CIE Chromaticity, Color Gamut and %NTSC, CCT|
|Uniformity||Luminance Uniformity, Color Uniformity, Contrast Ratio Uniformity|
|Viewing Angle||Luminance vs. Viewing Angle, Contrast vs. Viewing Angle, Color vs. Viewing Angle||Instrument Dependent Option|
|Temporal||Gray Level Response Time, Flicker|
|Reflection||Specular Reflection, Diffuse Reflection|
|Other||Shadowing (Cross-Talk), Image Retention, Warm-Up time|
|Standardized Test Suites||VESA FPDM 2.0, ICDM, TCO ’99/’03/’05, ISO 13406-2, SAE, Others|
|Custom Tests||Yes, Contact Westar|
|Options and Accessories||FPM-505W||FPM-305|
|Optional Instruments||Instruments from Westar, Topcon, Minolta, Photo Research, BW-Tek, Optronic Laboratories|
|Optional LCD Testers||Westar T Drive Series, Astro VG Series, Quantum Data QD Series|
|Optional Power Supplies / DMM||Sorensen DLM Series, Keithley 2000, 2400|
|Fixturing||Optional Standard Universal Fixture (SUF) for LCMs up to 1” thick|
|System Controller PC||FPM-505W||FPM-305|
|Processor / Motherboard||19” Rack Mounted Industrial PC with 7X USB, 6X RS-232, 2X Ethernet Ports|
|Monitor and Peripherals||22” LCD Flat Panel, Keyboard, Mouse, Joystick|
|Operating System and Software||Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, National Instruments TestStand, Westar ViewPoint|
|System Dimensions W x D x H (cm)||190 x 152 x 240||190 x 152 x 240|
|PC Rack Enclosure W x D x H (cm)||56 x 64 x 105|
|Power||120 VAC, 15A, 60Hz|
Notes: 1. Display size max dut diagonal dimension assumes a display with a 1″ bezel. 2. Test capabilities vary based on system configuration and are dependent on options such as the optical instrument, test pattern generator, and baseline system.
The standard configuration FPM V Series includes the following:
Check out the Options and Accessories to find out more information on customizing the FPM V Series for your application
We have an extensive catalog of options and accessories for the FPM V Series including:
- Optical instruments and software
- LCD testers and test pattern generators
- Power supplies and DMMs
- Display fixturing
- Customized test sequences
Contact Westar for more information on options and accessories
A certified Westar installer will arrive at your facility to install the FPM Display Measurement System. After installing the system, the installer will provide up to 3 days of training on operation.
The FPM V Series Display Measurement System comes with a limited 1 year warranty and 1 year of technical support. Contact Westar for extended warranty and support options.