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.
Compare Sunlight Readable
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.
For reference only. For design purposes, please use the specifications in the datasheet.
Column Dots x Row Dots
480 x 640
Supply Voltage for Logic Minimum
Supply Voltage for Logic Maximum
Supply Voltage for Logic Typical
Backlight Electrical Specifications
Forward Voltage Minimum
Forward Voltage Maximum
Forward Voltage Typical
Forward Current Typical
Himax HX8363-A Himax HX8363-A 480xRGBx864 dot, 16.7M color, TFT Mobile Single Chip Driver, v0.3, 2010-04-03
Part Change Notice #11045: End-of-Life Notification
May 29, 2019
A shortage of critical parts has forced us to set this display to End-of-Life.
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
This part will not be available once current stocks are depleted.
At this time, we do not have a recommended replacement.
Current stock only
Product Update #10653: (New Product) CFAF480640A-035T
May 5, 2015
(New Product) CFAF480640A-035T
TFT LCD Modules: 3.5" diagonal VGA (480x640) sunlight-readable transflective TFT with white LED backlight and generic RGB+SPI interface.