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480x640 3.5" RGB Color TFT LCD

Part Number: CFAF480640A-035T

The CFAF480640A-035T with transflective polarizer is a 3.5" sunlight readable, 480xRGBx640 / 640x480xRGB, 262K color, active matrix TFT. It has 6 bright white series LEDs for great visibility in low light conditions, while the transflective polarizer allows great visibility in direct sunlight. It uses the latest in AIFF/MVA technology so the image has high contrast and a wide viewing angle. This 640x480 TFT display is perfectly suited for both indoor and outdoor use.

With an active area of 53.57x71.42mm and a resolution of 640 x 480 (landscape) or 480 x 640 (portrait) pixels, this display has a very high pixel density. The controller in this sunlight readable TFT display is the Himax HX8363-A controller. which uses the standard RGB+SPI interface so you won't run into any trouble getting the display up and running. The logic voltage range of 2.3v to 3.3v was selected to allow direct connection to 3.3v processors.

The 6 white LED series backlight (~19.2v) will typically require a current-controlled boost LED driver. The series LED configuration guarantees perfect current matching across the 6 LEDs. We have an example of a suitable LED driver circuit shown in the schematic of the CFA10065 breakout board. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised to see this display looking great for its expected lifetime of at least 50,000 hours -- longer if you dim or turn off the backlight when not in use.

This display is perfect for situations with changing levels of ambient light from darkness to direct sunlight. Examples include in dash or dash mounted electronics, exterior status displays, cryogenic sleep chambers, and pod bay door controllers.

Video Demonstrations

Not sure how the difference between transflective and transmissive affects sunlight readability? Here is a video that takes you from pitch black to full sunlight, showing how the transflective CFAF480640A-035T compares to a transmissive TFT display module.


Physical Characteristics

Column Dots x Row Dots 480 x 640
Module Overall width height depth
millimeters 64 85.5 3.1
inches 2.520 3.366 0.122
Diagonal Dimension 3.5"
Viewing Area width height
millimeters 55.57 73.42
inches 2.188 2.891
Active Area width height
millimeters 53.57 71.42
inches 2.109 2.812
Dot Pitch width height
millimeters 0.037 0.116
inches 0.0015 0.0046
Weight 37g

Optical Characteristics

Glass Type TN
Polarizer Transflective
View Direction 12 o'clock
Sunlight Readable Yes
Backlight Color White
Backlight Type LED
Foreground Color RGB
Background Color Dark

Electrical Specifications

Supply Voltage for Logic Minimum 2.3V
Supply Voltage for Logic Maximum 3.3V
Supply Voltage for Logic Typical 2.8V

Backlight Electrical Specifications

Forward Voltage Minimum 18V
Forward Voltage Maximum 21V
Forward Voltage Typical 19.2V
Forward Current Typical 20mA


Operating Temperatures min max
Celsius -20° 70°
Fahrenheit -4° 158°
Storage Temperatures min max
Celsius -30° 80°
Fahrenheit -22° 176°
Humidity min max
Non-condensing 20% 90%


Controller Documents Himax HX8363-A
480xRGBx864 dot, 16.7M color, TFT Mobile Single Chip Driver, v0.3
Interface DOT-CLK interface / Generic RGB

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Part Change Notice #11045: End-of-Life Notification

Product Affected: CFAF480640A-035T
Date Issued: May 29, 2019
Summary: End-of-Life Notification
Description: A shortage of critical parts has forced us to set this display to End-of-Life.
Reason: The critical parts shortage has caused minimum order quantities to be raised to unsustainable amounts. There is no guarantee that the parts will be available even with the large MOQ. Since we cannot guarantee that these parts will be available, we are setting the display status to End-of-Life
Impact: This part will not be available once current stocks are depleted.
Recommendation: At this time, we do not have a recommended replacement.
Availability: Current stock only

Product Update #10653: (New Product) CFAF480640A-035T

New Product: CFAF480640A-035T
Date Issued: May 5, 2015
Summary: (New Product) CFAF480640A-035T
Description: TFT LCD Modules: 3.5" diagonal VGA (480x640) sunlight-readable transflective TFT with white LED backlight and generic RGB+SPI interface.