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 1.4, DisplayPort 1.4, 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 1.4, DisplayPort 1.4, LVDS, HDMI, and DisplayPort Alt Mode 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 1 Card 2 Cards 3 Cards 4 Cards
eDP/DisplayPort Standard Optional Optional Optional
Bits per Pixel 12 bit per color
Lanes Up to 4 Up to 8 Up to 12 Up to 16
Rate (per lane) 1.6, 2.7, or 5.4 Gbit/sec (Intermediate lane rates supported for eDP 1.4)
Clock Frequency
(effective)
Up to 660M pixels/sec for
4 lanes
Up to 1320M pixels/sec for
8 lanes
Up to 1980M pixels/sec for
12 lanes
Up to 660M pixels/sec for
16 lanes
Resolution
(for 8 bit/color)
Up to 4Kx2K at 60 Hz
Up to 2560x2048 at 120 Hz
Up to 1920x1200 at 240 Hz
Up to 8Kx2K at 60 Hz
Up to 4Kx2K at 120 Hz
Up to 2560x2048 at 240 Hz
Up to 12Kx2K at 60 Hz
Up to 5Kx3K at 120 Hz
Up to 3200x2400 at 240 Hz
Up to 8Kx4K at 60 Hz
Up to 8Kx2K at 120 Hz
Up to 4Kx2K at 240 Hz
Encoding RGB 4:4:4 supported (Call for other encoding)
LVDS Optional Optional Optional Optional
Bits per Pixel 10 bit per color
Pixels per Clock 1, 2, or 4 8 12 16
Clock Frequency Up to 540M pixels/sec Up to 1080M pixels/sec Up to 1620M pixels/sec Up to 2160M pixels/sec
Resolution
(for 8 bit/color)
Up to 3200x2400 at 60 Hz
Up to 2560x1440 at 120 Hz
Up to 1600x1200 at 240 Hz
Up to 5120x2880 at 60 Hz
Up to 3200x2400 at 120 Hz
Up to 2560x1440 at 240 Hz
Up to 5120x4096 at 60 Hz
Up to 4096x2400 at 120 Hz
Up to 2560x2048 at 240 Hz
Up to 6400x4800 at 60 Hz
Up to 5120x2880 at 120 Hz
Up to 3200x2400 at 240 Hz
HDMI Optional Optional Optional Optional
Bits per Pixel 8 bit per color (Call for 12 bit)
Clock Frequency 25 to 600M pixels/sec 50 to 1200M pixels/sec 75 to 1800M pixels/sec 100 to 2400M pixels/sec
Resolution Up to 4Kx2K at 60 Hz
Up to 2560x2048 at 120 Hz
Up to 1920x1200 at 240 Hz
Up to 8Kx2K at 60 Hz
Up to 4Kx2K at 120 Hz
Up to 2560x2048 at 240 Hz
Up to 12Kx2K at 60 Hz
Up to 5Kx3K at 120 Hz
Up to 3200x2400 at 240 Hz
Up to 8Kx4K at 60 Hz
Up to 8Kx2K at 120 Hz
Up to 4Kx2K at 240 Hz
Encoding RGB 4:4:4 supported (Call for other encoding)
DP Alt Mode USB-C Optional Optional Optional Optional
Bits per Pixel 12 bit per color
Lanes Up to 4 Up to 8 Up to 12 Up to 16
Rate (per lane) 1.6, 2.7, 5.4, or 8.1 Gbit/sec (Intermediate lane rates supported for eDP 1.4)
Clock Frequency
(effective)
Up to 990M pixels/sec for
4 lanes
Up to 1980M pixels/sec for
8 lanes
Up to 2970M pixels/sec for
12 lanes
Up to 3960M pixels/sec for
16 lanes
Resolution
(for 8 bit/color)
Up to 5Kx3K at 60 Hz
Up to 4Kx2K at 120 Hz
Up to 2560x1600 at 240 Hz
Up to 8Kx4K at 60 Hz
Up to 5Kx3K at 120 Hz
Up to 4Kx2K at 240 Hz
Up to 12Kx4K at 60 Hz
Up to 5Kx4K at 120 Hz
Up to 4Kx2400 at 240 Hz
Up to 8Kx8K at 60 Hz
Up to 8Kx4K at 120 Hz
Up to 5Kx3K 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
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
Parameter Specification
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)
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
  • DisplayPort Alt Mode output card (with USB type C connector)
  • 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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