Using a display in your application is modern and functional. But without technical management, your display will not work. Behind the scenes of a display happens more than you think. You need several parts to actually be able to use a display. We are happy to explain these parts.

A display kit includes the following:

LCD Display Kit





Display Kit Components

Five components



1. Display

A display kit starts with a display. Displays are available in different technologies and sizes. There are active and passive displays for example. But within these kinds of displays, there are also differences. Think about LCD or TFT displays, mono displays, OLEDS and so on.

2. Inverter

An inverter is also called a backlight driver or a driver. An inverter ensures that the backlight of your display is functioning properly.

If the backlight does not work, no image will appear on your display. An inverter is therefore an indispensable part of a display kit.

3. Motherboard

A display kit always needs a motherboard to attach the CPU (or computer). The motherboard ensures that all components communicate with each other.

Choose the best fitting motherboard based on your requirements. Larger displays for example, often have a heavier CPU and thus need a motherboard that supports more features.

4. Cables

In order to be able to connect all the components, a display kit requires cables. The type of cable depends on the application. Commonly used cables are VGA, HDMI or DVI cables.

Please feel free to ask our product specialists which cables you need for your application.

5. Additions

An AD board can be added to the display kit to allow standardization of cables. For example, to connect your display to a Windows operating system.

Some applications require a touchscreen. This can also be added to a display kit so the application meets the requirements.





Display Kits - Then and Now

Changes over the years


Some time ago, a display kit consisted of a display, inverter, motherboard and cables. Then, a kit still consisted of individual components that formed the foundation for the display application.

The need for industrial monitors, caused AD boards to be added to the kits. The AD boards enable displays to use Windows operating systems.

Nowadays, a kit is not a collective name for several parts, but for a complete monitor. Actually, today a display kit is a monitor without housing. Everything the application needs is built in the display kit. No need to look for spare parts anymore.






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Martijn Bustraan

Product Specialist   |   0251 7002 82