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Wide viewing angles and a great contrast, those are the VATN displays

VATN displays from Winstar can be the right solution of you´re looking for an “OLED” display for a great price.

Comparison of VATN displays to displays with the OLED technology is intentional… Naturally, VATN (vertically aligned twisted nematic) displays are not the same as OLED ones but by their (perceptual) features they significantly overcome classic STN and FSTN displays thus creating a very interesting alternative if you´re searching for something better and at the same time you´re not willing to invest to OLED displays.

What´s the key advantage of VATN displays?

It can be said, that mainly a great contrast of 1:100 up to 1:1000 (FSTN has typically 1:10 to 1:15) and excellent viewing angles which really significantly overcome STN/FSTN displays.

VATN displays are typically available as character displays or also custom made with various icons.

Last big benefit advantage of VATN displays is only about 15-25% higher price in comparison to standard types, what´s significantly less than in case of OLED displays. Perhaps the only small limitation is the fact that majority of available types is with a viewing direction of “12:00“ i.e. slightly from the top, but in respect to wide viewing angles this doesn´t matter in praxis.

First types of VATN WH1602 displays (16 characters in 2 rows) are already on stock. In case of interest in any other type from Winstar production, please contact us at

Advantages/ Features:

  • character VATN displays
  • excellent contrast of approx. 120:1
  • wide viewing angles - 170 (H) 110(V)
  • truly black background
  • also available with I2C/ SPI interfaces
  • attractive price
  • high brightness LED backlight
  • available backlight: white, green, yellow-green, red, blue

Gain the Winstar VATN display for free!

Competition with the following question has been published here:

What´s the typical supply voltage if this display? (Vdd-Vss)

The correct answer was: 5Vdc
We have drawn the following winners:
Lukács Attila [HU]
Congratulations to winners. We´ll inform them by e-mail.

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LCM char. 2x16/VATN 80x36mm WH SPI eng/cyr.
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LCM char. 2x16/VATN 80x36mm YE/GN Par.eng/cyr.
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LCM char. 2x16/VATN 80x36mm WH Par.eng/cyr.
Ord.number: 209867
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1 pcs+ 7,2893 € 5 pcs+ 6,5685 € 25 pcs+ 5,7563 € 100 pcs+ 5,0355 €

LCM char. 2x16/VATN 80x36mm WH I2C eng/cyr.
Ord.number: 209868
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