Manufacturers and retailers in the United States and worldwide are grappling with how the new (and proposed) tariffs will impact business. This includes Crystalfontz. Some of the US Tariffs to Date These tariffs are additional fees on goods brought into the US from other countries. 30% tariffs on solar panels 25% / 10% tariffs on steel … Read more Tariffs
We are excited about our ePaper modules because they are versatile and fit so many design requirements. We especially love the low power requirements of ePaper displays. Crystalfontz ePaper Adapter Board We also understand that the ease of use and time to get up and running are critical for design and project timelines. That is … Read more New Product Alert: ePaper Adapter Board
Have you ever tried to bring up a display only to have it show you something like this? What are some common problems with LCDs showing garbage? If it is a new design or a prototype using a common HD44780 style LCD, then it is almost certainly wiring or code. Troubleshooting Wiring Problems: Ask someone … Read more Help! I have garbage showing on my 16×2 LCD
Whether it is a ‘traditional’ USB display, or one of our TFT, OLED, or ePaper modules, we understand that bringing up displays can be a complicated process. We are here to help and we do everything we can think of to make it an easy-to-understand and painless process so you can be up and running in … Read more Bringing Up Your Crystalfontz Display
Crystalfontz Product Videos Tech specs are great, but sometimes it is better to see a display in action. Crystalfontz is focusing on doing just that — from how-tos to new product showcases, our video channel page is a perfect starting point. We have also added a ‘Videos’ link to the top of every page for … Read more Site Updates: Crystalfontz Video Channel and Shipping Options
Crystalfontz is pleased to announce the addition of a 2.7″ diagonal, 176 x 264 resolution 3-color ePaper display to our main ePaper display product line. This 2.7 inch, zero-power display features foreground colors of black and red and a background color of white. Why We Love It Two of the most popular features of ePaper is that it is a ‘zero … Read more New Product Alert: 3-color ePaper displays
Crystalfontz is pleased to announce two new small OLEDs — both less than 1-inch (25mm) in size — to our product lineup. Both of these small OLED displays feature a flex tail that is compatible with a standard 0.5mm pitch, 12-position ZIF connectors. The ZIF connector makes it easy to integrate the display in your … Read more New Product Alert: Small OLEDs
Change notifications come in two forms: PCN and PUN. PCN stands for Product Change Notification. PUN stands for Product Update Notification. Official Definitions Product Change Notification (PCN) – Change to existing product form, fit or function, and is deemed significant enough for customer notification. Product Update Notification (PUN) – Changes to product that do not affect … Read more FAQ: Product Update and Change Notifications
At Crystalfontz we are always working hard to maintain and improve our current line of display modules and bring you exciting new LCD options to choose from. When we upload a new display module to our site, it is featured on our New Products page. You can always find the link to this page in … Read more What’s New?
We’ve added 3 new terms to the Crystalfontz Glossary this week. Here is a quick intro about the main defining feature for each type of display module. Click on each link to learn more, see photos, and find applicable Crystalfontz displays for each category. Transmissive LCD – A transmissive LCD is always combined with a backlight. … Read more What is the Difference Between Transmissive, Transflective, and Reflective Display Modules?
Passive STN (Super Twisted Nematic) displays come in three major types: 1) Segment 2) Alphanumeric / Character 3) Graphic Let’s take a closer look at these 3 types of displays. Segment LCDs A Segment display is the type of thing you see in gas pumps, calculators, or simple meters. It can usually show a few … Read more What is the Difference Between Passive STN Segment, Alphanumeric, and Graphic Displays?