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?
Confused about the differences between TFTs, LCDs, and OLEDs? What Do They Stand For? TFT stands for Thin Film Transistor (shorthand for “Active Matrix TFT LCD”) LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display (shorthand for “Passive Matrix LCD) OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode How Do They Work? TFT displays are also known as an “Active Matrix TFT LCD module” … Read more FAQ: What is the Difference Between a TFT, LCD, and OLED?
Crystalfontz ships via major domestic and international express carriers, on our account or yours. While we strive to provide the best rates and fastest ship times, some small packages may ship more efficiently using postal mail. You asked for US Postal shipping options. We heard you. USPS option is available if you’re placing an order … Read more New: US Postal Shipping Options for Domestic LCD Sample Shipments
Sherman, set the wayback machine to 1985: We are going to take a look at the original HD44780 Data Sheet. Some time back, we wrote about the legendary HD44780 controller, to which the modern character LCD industry owes much of its existence. Having been in the business of designing embedded electronics for some time, we … Read more A Look Back in Tech History: The HD44780 Controller Data Sheet