There are two main ways a display can be connected to a PCB. Some displays are solder-down, requiring fine pitch soldering to connect the tail to the contacts on the PCB. Others use Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connection. With a ZIF connection, the tail of the display is simply slid into a connector. The tail … Read more ZIF Connectors: Everything You Need to Know
DIY Transparent Display The transparent display we offer for sale (CFAL12856A0-0151) is an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. OLED displays produce images by emitting light in the corresponding color. To produce black in a normal OLED, the pixels are simply turned off. With the transparent display, if the pixels are turned off, the display … Read more Transparent Display: How to Hack Together Your Own Transparent Display
What makes EVE modules so great? Crystalfontz EVE modules include an EVE graphic controller from FTDI/Bridgetek making it easy to use and control the display, touch, backlight, and audio features of an embedded system. Each of the controllable features appears to the host MCU as a memory-mapped SPI device. The host MCU sends commands and … Read more FTDI/Bridgetek Embedded Video Engine (EVE) Modules
Electronic paper or ePaper modules have one outstanding feature: Once an image is written to an ePaper module, the image will stay there indefinitely, even if no power at all is supplied to the ePaper module. How does ePaper work? It is done with one of the first widely produced examples of nanotechnology. Inside the … Read more FAQ: How does ePaper work with such low power consumption?
The best display for an Arduino is the one that makes your project work great and look great. Short answer: the Crystalfontz 96×64 OLED or the Crystalfontz Arduino shield kit with a graphic LCD display. Long answer: Crystalfontz has many displays, and lots of them can easily work with an Arduino — but you need … Read more FAQ: What is the best display for an Arduino?
If you have visited our blog before, you will know that we love ePaper, also known as eInk. Why? Topping the list is the extremely low power requirements of ePaper. We also love that ePaper is easily readable in all lighting conditions that paper can be read in. This crisp readability makes barcode scanners able … Read more Ready, Set … ePaper Dev Kits Are Here
Question: What Are The Smallest Displays At Crystalfontz? We receive frequent queries about different display sizes, such as: 1) What is the smallest LCD display? 2) What is the smallest OLED display? 3) What is the smallest TFT display? 4) What is the smallest ePaper display? Answers: We Have Several Displays To Choose From! The … Read more FAQ: What Are Your Smallest Displays?
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