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?
OLED modules have a definite ‘wow factor.’ Reason enough to consider an OLED for your project, but there are also convincing design and engineering factors that are worthy of consideration for your next project or design. Working with tight space requirements? Need a highly visible and easy to read display? Consider an OLED module. … Read more 5 Advantages of OLED Modules
In this 5-question interview, meet Lorry, who works on our production line. Lorry programs and tests our LCD modules as part of our quality control team. Related: Behind the scenes: LCD production line This interview is part of a series of 5-question interviews to meet the people at Crystalfontz who are part of our engineering team, answer … Read more 5 Question Interview: Lorry
This black and white 200×200 e-paper display module is a perfect size for small, low power electronic shelf labels. Once the epaper’s eink image is shown, it remains visible with zero additional power! These e-Paper displays will retain the last image shown on their screen indefinitely, with no electrical connections and zero power consumption. Additional Benefits … Read more A Closer Look: Crystalfontz ePaper 200×200 1.54″ Zero-Power Display
When working with a 20×4 character LCD, you might be surprised to see the controller set to 2-line mode: Write_To_LCD(COMMAND,0x38); //SET 2 LINE,5*8 FONT Why would a 4-line LCD’s controller be set to 2-line mode? It has to do with the way the LCD glass is laid out. Essentially the display is the right and … Read more FAQ: Why does the initialization code for a 20×4 LCD specify 2-line mode?