FPM H Series
Display Optical Measurement Systems
The FPM H 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.
One of the major benefits to our FPM H Series is flexibility in interfacing with instruments, test pattern generators, and other test equipment; these systems really shine when it comes to their testing capabilities.
The FPM H Series handles accurate, repeatable measurements such as luminance, contrast ratio, and luminance / color uniformity, and also runs fully automated optical tests like color vs viewing angle, gamma, and gray to gray response time.
Mount up to 72″ displays with five axis motion control and measurement spot tracking for quick and accurate measurements
Mount up to 4 instruments at a time. Software control 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
Automated 5-Axis motion base available in different sizes
All of our FPM H Series systems include a five-axis motion system and a controller computer with software interface (manual and automated control). We offer four standard models based on your display size requirements starting with our smallest FPM-500 system for measuring up to 12″ displays up to our largest FPM-530 system for measuring up to 72″ displays.
Up to 12″ Displays
Ideal for small to mid-sized displays and devices such as cell phone, tablet, and notebook displays requiring full optical characterization. This mobile system is ideal for use in an engineering laboratory or production QA/QC department.
Up to 30″ Displays
Ideal for medium sized displays such as laptop displays and LCD monitors. Configured with an orthogonal goniometer, the system easily handles deep and heavy display assemblies such as avionics, military ground vehicles, and automotive displays.
Up to 48″ Displays
The FPM-520 is the system of choice for AMLCD panel makers worldwide. With a 48″ (122 cm) polar goniometer, this workhorse serves triple-duty by performing precision optical measurements on notebook panels, monitors, and large area flat panel TVs.
Up to 72″ Displays
For very large displays, our FPM-530 with its 72” (183 cm) polar goniometer can handle the largest commercially available flat panel displays. The FPM-530 is ideal for optical measurements of large flat panel monitors or finished LCD TV products.
Full optical characterization
Our FPM H 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
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, Optronic Laboratories, and Minolta. This broad range of available instrument interfaces allows you to pick the best instrument for the job
Install and control up to 4 instruments
The FPM H Series can be customized to accommodate (hardware integration) up to 4 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 H Series supports the following instruments:
- and more
- CS-2000 / CS-2000A
Contact us for others
Goniometer for viewing angle positioning
The FPM H Series can be configured with either a polar goniometer or a orthogonal goniometer (pictured) which is a two-axis rotational stage used to rotate the DUT for viewing angle measurements.
Each goniometer type is capable of achieving a full ±90° viewing angle both vertically and horizontally.
Regardless of the mechanical arrangement chosen, ViewPoint™ supports both polar and orthogonal viewing angle coordinates and automatically performs transformations to achieve the desired angle.
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 H 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 H 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 H 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 H Series Configurations||Custom Config.|
|Instrument Motion Base||FPM-500||FPM-510||FPM-520||FPM-530||FPM-5XX|
|X-Axis Range (Left - Right)||12" (30.5 cm)||30" (76.2 cm)||47.5" (120.7 cm)||69.0" (175.0 cm)||Contact Westar|
|Y-Axis Range (Up - Down)||12" (30.5 cm)||30" (76.2 cm)||47.5" (120.7 cm)||55.0" (139.0 cm)|
|Z-Axis Range (In - Out)||12" (30.5 cm)||30" (76.2 cm)||47.5" (120.7 cm)||55.0" (139.0 cm)|
|DUT Mounting Plate Diameter||12"||24"||48"||72"||Contact Westar|
|Range of Motion||Inc: ±90º Az: ±90º||Inc: ±90º Az: ±90º||Inc: ±90º Az: ±90º||Inc: ±90º Az: ±90º|
|Max Display Size (see note 1)|
|Width x Height, Diagonal (4:3)||8.8” x 6.6”, 11”||18.4” x 13.8”, 23"||37.6” x 28.2”, 47"||56.8” x 42.6”, 71"|
|Width x Height, Diagonal (16:9)||9.6” x 5.4”, 11”||20.0” x 11.3”, 23"||41.0” x 23.0”, 47"||61.9” x 34.8”, 71"|
|Orthogonal Goniometer (Optional)||FPM-500||FPM-510||FPM-520||FPM-530||FPM-5XX|
|DUT Mounting Plate W x H||Contact Westar||24" x 24"||24" x 48"||36" x 70"||Contact Westar|
|Range of Motion||Tip: ±90º Turn: ±90º||Tip: ±90º Turn: ±90º||Tip: ±90º Turn: ±90º||Tip: ±90º Turn: ±90º|
|Max Display Size (see note 1)|
|Width x Height, Diagonal (4:3)||Contact Westar||22.0” x 16.5”, 28"||29.3” x 22.0”, 37"||45.3” x 34.0”, 57"|
|Width x Height, Diagonal (16:9)||22.0” x 12.4”, 25"||39.1” x 22.0”, 45"||60.4” x 34.0”, 69"|
|Test Capabilities (see note 2)||FPM-500||FPM-510||FPM-520||FPM-530||FPM-5XX|
|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|
|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-500||FPM-510||FPM-520||FPM-530||FPM-5XX|
|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 Lighting for Reflection Tests||We offer lighting kits that can be used for diffuse and specular reflection testing|
|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-500||FPM-510||FPM-520||FPM-530||FPM-5XX|
|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)||122 x 76 x 200||183 x 122 x 200||244 x 152 x 213||305 x 230 x 270||Contact Westar|
|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 H Series includes the following:
Check out the Options and Accessories to find out more information on customizing the FPM H Series for your application
We have an extensive catalog of options and accessories for the FPM H Series including:
- Optical instruments and software
- LCD testers and test pattern generators
- Lighting options for reflection testing
- 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 H 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.