UHD LCD Tester - T-Drive III

T-Drive III
Ultra High Definition LCD Tester

T-Drive™ III is the premier solution to drive LCD panels and displays with eDP 1.3, DisplayPort 1.2, and LVDS interfaces. T-Drive™ III provides everything to drive the LCD module, including ultra-high definition resolution, high frame rates, programmable power for panel and backlighting, SPI bus for display initialization, PWM backlight control, and EDID read/write.

T-Drive™ III’s technically advanced features are enabled by our comprehensive T-Cubed™ software to create and download drive profiles and by our intuitive handheld keypad for easy operation.

Once the T-Drive™ III is loaded with timing profiles, an operator may select a timing profile and turn the panel on in less than a second, scroll through test patterns, adjust pattern attributes in real-time, and much more.

The standard T-Drive™ III includes eDP/DisplayPort output, multiple built-in test patterns, and the ability to display downloaded images.

Features

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Supports 4Kx2K resolutions

Supports 4Kx2K resolutions, including 3840×2160, 4096×2160, and 4096×2400 formats, and up to 240Hz frame/refresh rate with eDP 1.3, DisplayPort 1.2, and LVDS outputs
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Drives a wide variety of LCD panels and backlights

Programmable raster timing and power to drive a wide variety of LCD panels and backlight controllers
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SPI bus for display initialization

Access to a display’s internal programmable registers via SPI bus
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Powerful test pattern capabilities

Real-time adjustable test patterns, built-in test patterns, and downloadable images

Applications

LCD Screening and Repair

Video Latency Measurement

Incoming Inspection

Automated Optical Test

R&D and QA/QC

Powerful Configuration Utility

T-Cubed is a software application that helps you to manage the files stored on your T-Drive III. T-Cubed includes an easy to use editor to create a timing / electrical panel profile and pattern list.  Some of the parameters that can be configured using T-Cubed include:
  • Programmable raster timing and programmable power
  • EDID read/write/compare
  • Custom pattern download and display
  • Power consumption measurements
  • Backlight driver control
  • User-defined pattern lists and auto pattern sequencing

Hardware Configurability

T-Drive III has four video output card slots. This gives you the ability to populate the tester with the needed outputs. The standard tester comes with one eDP/DisplayPort output card. To achieve higher resolutions or refresh rates, simply install a second output card into one of the open slots. For example, to test a 4Kx2K eDP panel at 120 Hz, two eDP/DisplayPort output cards are needed.

Enhanced Pattern Generation

T- Drive III generates many enhanced test patterns and supports real-time adjustments for color, intensity, position and size. Custom patterns may be downloaded and stored in the tester for display on your LCD.

Specifications

Video Output Specification
eDP/DisplayPort (each card)
Bits per Pixel 12 bit per color
Lanes 1, 2, or 4
Rate (per lane) 1.6, 2.7, or 5.4 Gbit/sec
Clock Frequency Up to 660M pixels/sec for 4 lanes
Resolution Up to 4Kx2K at 60 Hz, 8 bit/color
Up to 2560x2048 at 120 Hz, 8 bit/color
Up to 1920x1200 at 240 Hz, 8 bit/color
Encoding RGB 4:4:4 supported
Call for other encoding
Dual eDP/DisplayPort (optional)
Bits per Pixel 12 bit per color
Lanes 1, 2, 4, or 8
Rate (per lane) 1.6, 2.7, or 5.4 Gbit/sec
Clock Frequency Up to 1320M pixels/sec for 8 lanes
Resolution Up to 8Kx2K at 60 Hz, 8 bit/color
Up to 4Kx2K at 120 Hz, 8 bit/color
Up to 2560x2048 at 240 Hz, 8 bit/color
Encoding RGB 4:4:4 supported
Call for other encoding
Quad LVDS (optional)
Bits per Pixel 10 bit per color
Pixels per Clock 1, 2, or 4
Clock Frequency 8 to 135 MHz (effectively up to 540M pixels/sec for 4 pixels/clock)
Resolution Up to 2560x2048 at 60 Hz
Up to 1920x1200 at 120 Hz
Up to 1440x900 at 240 Hz
Octal LVDS (optional)
Bits per Pixel 10 bit per color
Pixels per Clock 1, 2, 4, or 8
Clock Frequency Up to 1080M pixels/sec for 8 channels
Resolution Up to 5120x2048 at 60 Hz
Up to 2560x2048 at 120 Hz
Up to 1920x1200 at 240 Hz
HDMI (optional)
Bits per Pixel 8 bit per color (Call for 12 bit)
Clock Frequency 25 to 600 MHz
Resolution Up to 4Kx2K at 60 Hz
Up to 2560x1600 at 120 Hz
Up to 1920x1080 at 240 Hz
Encoding RGB 4:4:4 supported
Call for other encoding
Dual HDMI (optional)
Bits per Pixel 8 bit per color
Clock Frequency 25 to 600 MHz
Resolution Up to 8Kx2K at 60 Hz
Up to 4Kx2K at 120 Hz
Up to 2560x2048 at 240 Hz
Encoding RGB 4:4:4 supported
Call for other encoding
Parameter Specification
Power Generation, Switching, and Sequencing
Power Supplies 1 and 3 2.5 to 24 VDC, up to 3A
Power Supply 2 9 to 24 VDC, up to 6A
Power Supply Accuracy Greater of 150mV and +/-3
Max Deliverable Power Up to 150 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 0.01V, 0.01A
Control Interfaces
B/L Driver Control PWM, PWM+I2C
Discretes 12 Out, 1.8-5V VCCIO
Test Patterns
Standard Patterns Full Screen Color
Pixel Horizontal or Vertical Line
Movable Crosshair
4 Color Horizontal or Vertical Wedge
Horizontal or Vertical Gray Scale
Static or Moving Rectangle
Checkerboard
Border
Response Time Animation
Color Bars
Tunnel
Flicker
Blink (Trigger out signal active)
Additional Features
Pattern Features Movable crosshair overlay for all patterns
Moving Bitmap
Blinking rectangle overlay for all patterns
EDID EDID read/write/compare (EDID ver 1.4)
Storage Capacity
Pattern List 16 lists of up to 32 patterns
Timing Profile 500
Bitmap 100 images, at 4Kx2K
System
Dimensions 5.75” H x 10.5” L x 9.75” D
Weight 6 lbs
Tester Control USB 2.0
Power 90 to 264VAC, 200 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 the eDP/DisplayPort output card and bitmap capability. Other options are available such as the Quad LVDS output card and Windows DLL for remote control. Check out our LCD Tester Options or Contact Us for info on T-Drive options and accessories.

The T-Drive III includes:

  • T-Drive III base unit
  • One eDP/DisplayPort output card
  • Storage for 100 custom patterns
  • Handheld Keypad
  • USB Cable
  • Companion Software with User’s Manual

Optional Features

  • Quad LVDS output card
  • 2 Quad LVDS output cards for spare or Octal LVDS
  • eDP/DisplayPort output cards for spare or enhanced output
  • HDMI 2.0 output cards
  • Windows DLL for remote control

If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us for info on T-Drive 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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