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Reference EN 61747-4:2012
Title Liquid crystal display devices - Part 4: Liquid crystal display modules and cells - Essential ratings and characteristics
Project Number 23933
Abstract/Scope IEC 61747-4:2012 describes the essential ratings and characteristics of LCD cells and passive matrix monochrome liquid crystal display modules. It does not apply to active matrix LCD cells nor to multicolour cells. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: - 2.1 and 3.1 of IEC 61747-4:1998 were deleted because these items are defined in IEC 61747-1; - 2.7.6, in 2.7, Supplementary information, of IEC 61747-4:1998 was deleted because the scope of this standard is about passive matrix monochrome liquid crystal display modules; - The item 'Gray scale: digital or analog' in 2.3.1 of IEC 61747-4:1998 was changed to 'Gray scale: number' because it is more accurate; - Contrast mode: light symbol on dark background ('LOD' or 'positive image') or dark symbol on light background ('DOL' or 'negative image') was introduced in this part of IEC 61747 to replace the description in 2.3.1 and 3.3.1 of IEC 61747-4:1998.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-12-14
Current Stage code deadline 2013-07-31
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 110
Reference Document IEC 61747-4:2012 (EQV)
ICS 31.120 - Electronic display devices
Keywords Liquid crystal; Solid-state display device; Display module; Cell; Essential rating
Note Supersedes EN 61747-4:1998 * 2012-10-09: Publication editing allocated to
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6060 2012-12-14 2013-07-31 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
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5060 2012-05-14 2012-06-04 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-12-09 2012-05-11  
1090 2011-12-06 2011-12-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2012-10-31
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-12-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2013-01-31
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2013-07-31
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2015-10-31


Supersedes EN 61747-4:1998
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 61747-1:1999

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