2. Features of Semi-Custom CIG VFDs
2.1 Development Cost Saving
In comparison to the conventional full-custom VFDs, the development cost (Initial tooling cost) of the Semi-Custom CIG VFDs is from about 75% to 50% LESS than the conventional full-custom CIG VFDs depending on the display pattern design.
2.2 Shorter Lead Time for Prototypes and Mass-Productions
The Semi-Custom CIG VFDs is from about 50% of the conventional full-custom CIG VFD lead time. The lead time for the first mass-production lot after prototypes is also shorter because of the standardized tools and equipment.
Lead Time for First Prototypes
Conventional Full-Custom VFDs = 7 to 8 weeks
Semi-Custom CIG VFDs = About 4 weeks to 6 weeks depending on the display pattern design.
2.3 Free Pattern Design
Easy and free pattern designing is allowed. The combination of full dot-matrix and your fully customized icons and segments are available in a selection of colours.
An Example of a Display Pattern Design in Semi Custom CIG VFD
2.4 De-bug Samples
The base model graphic CIG VFD works as a de-bug sample and is normally in stock allowing you to commence your software design and testing before your prototypes are produced.