TDK-Lambda Powers Giant HDTV Stadium Screens22,000 Power Supplies Light Up Cowboys Stadium HD Video Displays
San Diego, CA – January 19, 2010 – There has been a lot of TV coverage recently concerning the giant scoreboards at Cowboys Stadium in
Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys. The $40 million dollar, four-sided, high-definition Diamond Vision video displays, which were
built by Mitsubishi Electric, use 22,000 TDK-Lambda ZWS series power supplies to light the 25 million Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) that create
the dynamic images on the 1080p HDTV screens.
As part of the team's move from their previous home in Irving, Texas, the recently opened $1.2 billion dollar stadium sports a retractable roof
from which hang the world's largest HDTV center boards. The four display panels, which together weigh 600 tons, are suspended 90 feet above
midfield. The two main displays that face the sidelines are each 72 ft. tall by 160 ft. wide. And the two end-zone facing displays, that are
located above the 20-yard lines at each end of stadium, measure 29 ft. tall by 51 ft. wide. These displays have just been recognized by the
Guinness Book of Records as the World's Largest High Definition (HD) Video Screens.
Already Cowboys fans have watched their favorite players in a way that no fan has ever done so before. "For high profile installations such
as these, Mitsubishi Electric wanted a highly reliable, quality product to power its LEDs," said David Norton, Vice President of Marketing at
TDK-Lambda Americas. "That's why they chose the ZWS power supplies from TDK-Lambda."
Another record breaker, this time the highest-resolution baseball park Diamond Vision LED display, is located in New York's Yankee Stadium.
Here 8,590 TDK-Lambda ZWS series power supplies are used to power the 8.6 million LEDs used to render the brilliant 1080p images on the massive
59 ft. tall by 101 ft. wide screen. "Like the Dallas Cowboys displays," says Norton, "TDK-Lambda power supplies were selected for their long-term
reliability and quality."
The ZWS series of AC-DC power supplies are available with output voltages from 3.3V to 48VDC and power ratings from 5W to 240W (480W peak).
Prices for these power supplies range from $15.00 to $115.00 each in 500 piece quantities. More information about the ZWS power supplies, including
detailed specifications, can be obtained at the following TDK-Lambda website:
TDK-Lambda is a subsidiary of the TDK Corporation, a leading global electronics company and has been a major provider of power solutions for
over 60 years. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of AC-DC and DC-DC power products for Industrial, Medical, Telecom, Datacom,
and Test & Measurement applications worldwide. For more information, please call TDK-Lambda directly at 619-575-4400 or visit the website at:
Editorial & Technical Contact
Mel Berman, TDK-Lambda Americas
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