8.4″ SLCD5+

Part Number: 51-0103-31

Legacy products are available for existing customers. New modules supersede legacy modules, so they are not recommended for new designs. Reach Technology has no plans to obsolete these products, and will support them, and customers using them into the future. Read more about our approach to Long-Term Supply.

Powered by the SLCD5+ controller:

  • One RS-232 and one RS-485/RS-422 serial port.

  • 266MHz ARM Processor. 28MB highly reliable NOR data Flash for user downloadable bitmaps with optional RLE compression. SD memory card slot for added flexibility. Audio beeper.

All 8.4″ modules feature:

  • Resistive touchscreens. Compare touch types.

  • Units combine a multi-function processor board and an industrial 8.4-inch wide viewing angle VGA (640×480) TFT color touch LCD.

  • Created especially for medical and industrial equipment that demands long avilability.

  • Designed for long-term availability with a 10+ year processor life and a multi-sourced, industry standard LCD form factor.

  • ESD and EMC results available to ease regulatory compliance testing.

SLCD5+ Controller

  • CPU: 266MHz ARM Processor
  • Storage Capacity: 28MB highly reliable NOR data Flash for user downloadable bitmaps with optional RLE compression. SD memory card slot for added flexibility.
  • I/O Interface: One RS-232 port, and one port that can be RS-232 or 3.3v CMOS, or converted to RS-422 as a manufacturing option.
  • Audio: Beeper

LCD Display

  • Display Type: 8.4” Diagonal TFT Color LCD
  • Resolution: 640 x 480 VGA, Full 24-bit Color
  • Orientation: Landscape
  • Luminance (with touch): Typical 800 (cd/m²)
  • Viewing Angles: 80/80 left/right, 80/60 up/down
  • Backlight: LED
  • Manufacturer: NEC

Get detailed panel specifications.


  • Type: 4-Wire Analog Resistive
  • Durability: Over One Million Touches


8.10″ W x 5.99″ H x 1.28″ D


  • Operating Temperature: -20 to 70° C; the LCD temperature range primarily limits this
  • Storage Temperature: -30 to 70° C
  • Humidity: Max 90%RH at 60° C; No Condensation
  • RoHS 2 Compliant: Yes

Power Requirements

  • Power Supply Voltage: +12VDC±10%
  • Power Consumption: Max 900mA


The board mounting holes connect to a digital ground. These must be connected to a chassis ground either directly or through a transient protection diode for ESD. The resistive touch circuit has ESD protection that shorts ESD on the touch panel to the board mounting holes.

Mounting Options

For 8.4″ modules, Reach Technology provides mounting brackets and enclosed units. Visit Mounting Options for more information.

Application Notes

See Application Notes that apply to SLCD5+ and all modules.


Download individual components using links below, or get this ZIP file that contains the most recent product information File Package (.ZIP) lock.


Download ELF file with the current version of the firmware.


Use BMPload to download bitmaps and macros to SLCDx Flash memory from a PC.


Contains example macro applications, images, and fonts. Use BMPload to program display module.

  • VGA+
  • GUIFX: Demo written by user interface design partner.
  • IKB: Example of on-screen keyboard.


Display modules come with standard fonts. Get additional fonts from the Fonts Library, which contains fonts with extensive support for non-English (Latin) character sets. Use BMPload to program the display module.

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