LCD Tester - Westar T-Soak

T-Soak
LCD Tester

Whether burning in your “no failure found” LCDs or comparing several LCDs side by side, T-Soak™ is the affordable solution to drive multiple LCD panels simultaneously. T-Soak outputs four (4) channels of LVDS or four (4) channels of TMDS / Analog depending on your configuration. You can sequence through any combination of the internally generated test patterns and downloaded bitmaps either in a manual or automated fashion.

T-Soak offers power and video for up to four LCDs with programmable internally generated power that can be turned on/off according to your specified power sequence.

T-Soak uses the same cables and setup files as the T-Drive™. The easy-to-use keypad, built-in pattern sequences, and storage for hundreds of drive profiles allow an operator to test panels quickly and efficiently.

Built-in test patterns, such as a movable crosshair and color wedge help the operator quickly assess and compare multiple LCD panels. If you need a custom test pattern, T-Soak’s bitmap capability is a feature you will appreciate.

Features

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Supports up to UXGA resolutions

Four channels of LVDS or TMDS / Analog video

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Power sequencing, measurements, and inverter control

Power sequencing, power consumption, and inverter control

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Powerful test pattern capabilities

Real time adjustments of test patterns, storage of custom test patterns

Applications

Burn-In (soak) testing of notebooks, monitors, and LCD TVs

LCD Tester for multiple displays

LCD Tester for panel production or LCD repair verification

Powerful Configuration Utility

T-Encoder™ helps you to manage the timing profiles and pattern lists stored in your T-Soak.  T-Encoder™ includes an easy to use editor to create timing/electrical module profiles and pattern lists. Profiles and pattern lists are easily downloaded to T-Soak via USB. Some of the parameters that can be configured using T-Encoder™ include:

  • Programmable raster timing and programmable power
  • Custom pattern download and display
  • Power consumption measurements
  • Backlight driver control
  • User-defined pattern lists and auto pattern sequencing

Hardware Configurability

The system comes standard with 4 LVDS output cards and bitmap capability. Other options are available such as TMDS / Analog RGB output cards, Single Pixel TTL output cards, and Windows DLL for remote control depending on your testing requirements.

Enhanced Pattern Generation

T-Soak generates an extensive array of test patterns. You can create a unique list of these generated patterns for your unique testing needs. Within this list, you can adjust the color, intensity, and position of the patterns to suite your specific tests.

Specifications

Parameter Specification
Video Timing
Horizontal (clocks per line)
Total Up to 2047
Active 8 to 2039
Back Porch 1 clk increment
Front Porch 1 clk increment
Sync Pulse Width 1 clk increment
Vertical (lines per frame)
Total Up to 2047
Active 1 to 2039
Back Porch 1 line increment
Front Porch 1 line increment
Sync Pulse Width 1 line increment
Video Output Specification
Dual LVDS
Bits per Pixel 8 bit per color
Pixels per Clock 1 or 2
Clock Frequency 20 to 85 MHz (effectively up to 170M pixels/sec for 2 pixels/clock)
TTL (optional)
Bits per Pixel 8 bit per color
Pixels per Clock 1 or 2
Clock Frequency 1.5625 to 85 MHz (effectively up to 170M pixels/sec for 2 pixels/clock)
TMDS (optional)
Bits per Pixel 8 bit per color
Pixels per Clock 1
Clock Frequency 25 to 165 MHz
Analog (optional)
Bits per Pixel 8 bit per color
Pixels per Clock 1
Clock Frequency 1.5625 to 165 MHz
Parameter Specification
Power Generation, Switching, and Sequencing
Panel VCC 2.5 to 18 VDC, up to 2.0 Amp
Power Supply Accuracy Greater of 150mV and +/-3%
Max Deliverable Power Up to 50 W
Switching Time less than 1 msec (typical)
Power Sequence Delay From 1 to 10,000 msec, 1 msec increment
Meas. Accuracy +/-60mV, +/-60mA
Meas. Precision 0.1V, 0.01A
Discretes 8 In, 8 Out, 3.3VDC or 5 VDC TTL
Test Patterns
Standard Patterns Full Screen Color
1 or 2 Pixel Horizontal or Vertical Line
Movable Crosshair
4 Color Horizontal or Vertical Wedge
Horizontal or Vertical Gray Scale
Static or Moving Rectangle
1 or 2 Pixel Checkerboard
Border
Response Time Animation
Blink
Storage Capacity
Pattern List 16 lists of up to 32 patterns
Timing Profile 250
Bitmap 256MB (standard): 40 images
512MB (optional): 80 images
System
Dimensions 5.75” H x 12.75” L x 7.75” D
Weight 6 lbs
Power 88 to 264VAC, 150 W max, 47-63 Hz
Warranty and Support
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
Technical Support Phone and Email Support Available

Ordering Information

The system comes standard with 4 LVDS output cards and bitmap capability. Other options are available such as TMDS / Analog RGB output cards, Single Pixel TTL output cards, and Windows DLL for remote control.

Check out our LCD Tester Options or Contact Us for info on T-Soak options and accessories.

The T-Soak includes:

  • T-Soak base unit
  • Four channels of LVDS video
  • Storage for 40 custom patterns
  • Handheld Keypad
  • USB Cable
  • T-Encoder Software with User’s Manual

Optional Features

  • TMDS / Analog output cards
  • Single Pixel TTL output cards
  • Interconnect services
  • Windows DLL for remote control

If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us for info on T-Soak options and accessories.

Westar’s family of LCD Testers are supported by our Tooling Solutions. A tooling solution allows you, the customer, to use our LCD Tester to test a particular display. Tooling solutions are developed cost-effectively by our support staff, saving you time and money for your test functions.

For quickest delivery of tooling solutions, we ask that you supply a sample display, along with its specification or datasheet. Our tooling specialists will use this information to create a tooling solution. We have already developed hundreds of tooling solutions for many common LCD panels. Just ask our support staff if we have a solution already complete!

Our cabling solutions are delivered with schematics to allow you to repair your cables, or build more yourself. Our profiles are ready-to-use on your TFT Tester, already tested at our facility!

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