Sharp Microelectronics is a world leader in memory ICs, regulators, and optoelectronics.Sharp Microelectronics' parts and products pack the most performance into the smallest dimensions. The components, component packaging, and integration skills Sharp Microelectronics developed help thousands of design engineers bring their own ambitious ideas to market.
Sharp Microelectronics' Memory LCD technology delivers high-contrast, high-resolution displays that allow for denser content than many other types of similar-sized LCDs, but only consumes 0.8% of the power of these conventional displays. Sharp's Memory LCD modules embed 1-bit memory in every pixel to enable each pixel to hold state while requiring very little current. This delivers an "always on" display that uses little power (only a single supply voltage is required), even when updating images. This helps designers create products with exceptionally long battery life. It also eliminates sweeping images or "ghosting", because only the part of the image that requires updating needs to be changed. The response time of Sharp's Memory LCD Displays makes it fast enough to display motion video. Bold and crisp black images are delivered by high-resolution capability in a small diagonal display. A lightweight, two-glass design, plus an integrated driver in the panel, provides an exceptionally thin module that's perfect for compact handheld, wrist-top, and other small-screen devices that benefit from displaying rich content. Incorporating the Memory LCD into a design is simple with a 3-wire SPI serial interface (SI, SCS, SCK).
New 1.28" and 1.35" displays available!
Sharp Microelectronics ambient light sensors feature a breakthrough design that ensures stable light measurements at varying temperatures. The Sharp Microelectronics ambient light sensor product line has curves matching the human eye for more accurate light measurement and less need for compensation circuitry. These Sharp Microelectronics devices are available in package sizes as small as 1.6mm x 2.0mm. Ambient light sensors can be used for a wide range of applications, including mobile phones, auto-brightness controls for mobile and handheld devices, TVs, monitors, and cameras.
Sharp Microelectronics' rugged, versatile color graphic LCDs are available in popular sizes with the specs designers need. These modules are capable of use in harsh environments for a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.