Our tech support team is often asked for information about “how to code an LCD.” In other words, how do I get started (and what is the best choice) of an LCD module for my project? Answer: The Crystalfontz Advanced LCD Modules are the quickest and easiest way to power up and run your LCD. These … Read more FAQ: How Do I Code For A Crystalfontz LCD?
When you can’t find the display or cable information you are looking for, we’d be happy to chat with you using the blue Contact Us! box located on the bottom left on all Crystalfontz web pages. Click here to contact us now. Personalized Customer Support President and Chief Technical Officer Brent noted, “When I’m working … Read more Tech Support Chat
Question: What’s so special about e-Paper? Answer: The key to e-paper is low power. e-Paper Displays Are A Low Power Solution If your project needs a very low-power display solution, a zero-power ePaper display is the answer. First designed to mimic the appearance of black ink on white paper, these electrophoretic display modules are sometimes referred … Read more e-Paper is Here!
We have published a sample Arduino Sketch that shows how to drive a Sitronix ST7920 based CFAG14432D 144×32 Graphic LCD in our support forum. With just a few primitive functions, you can create some nice looking displays. We used a Seeeduino v4.2. An Arduino Uno would work just as well. Here is a video overview of … Read more Tutorial: Driving a 144×32 Graphic LCD
Modern Character LCD display modules have been possible since 1987 when Hitachi introduced the HD44780 LCD controller. Since then, Hitachi no longer manufactures this integrated circuit (IC), but modern LCD controller ICs make it a point to be HD44780-compatible. Controller Compatibility The character LCD display modules offered by Crystalfontz America Inc. are no exception to … Read more The Legendary HD44780 Controller
Confused about the differences (and similarities) between OLEDs, PMOLEDs, and AMOLEDs? Quick Version: OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. PMOLED is Passive Matrix OLED — Passive Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode. AMOLED is Active Matrix OLED. An Active Matrix OLED uses a TFT (Thin Film Transistor) transistor-per-pixel architecture. Learn More To find out more … Read more What is the Difference Between OLED, PMOLED, and AMOLED?
Wondering how LCDs are constructed? How liquid crystals create an image? Or how backlights arranged for best viewing? What about different types of connections (SPI and I2C) and ways to drive LCD displays? So many questions. We have answers — check out the new Crystalfontz LCD Glossary. Growing Glossary of LCD Terminology and Acronyms This glossary will … Read more LCD Glossary
Crystalfontz is pleased to announce a new line of 128 x 32 OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays as part of our product catalog. These displays are compact in size and feature a high resolution 128×32 graphic display. Quick Start Guide – What You Need to Know 1) These displays are small and thin. You can … Read more New Product: 128 x 32 OLED Displays
Crystalfontz America announces three new supporting products for the128x64 pixel COG (Chip-On-Glass) graphic LCD display module series of displays based on the CFA10072 carrier board. 128×64 Graphic LCD Breakout Kit Using SPI or 8-bit parallel interface, simply connect the standard 20-pin header (0.100″ pitch) to your system’s PCB, using WR-JMP-Y40 jumper wires. No soldering required. … Read more New Product: Arduino and LCD Module Bundles
In the video tutorial below, the Crystalfontz 128×128 SPI Color TFT display is connected using 4-wire SPI mode and a SparkFun RedBoard. The software demonstrates bit-banged software SPI, or can use hardware SPI. Please see our tech forum for the complete step-by-step written tutorial. One of our Twitter followers posted this update, using an Arduino-compatible board … Read more Tutorial: Connecting a TFT Display Using an Arduino or SparkFun Board
Question Some of your LCDs have a flexible connection, but I can’t find any connectors that fit them. What is the best way to connect these modules to a PCB? Answer There are three kinds of modules that have this kind of construction: TAB (Tape Automated Bonding) COF (Chip On Flex) and some COG (Chip … Read more FAQ: Hot Bar Soldering for TAB or COF Style LCD Modules