What is the Difference Between Transmissive, Transflective, and Reflective Display Modules?

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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?

RAM, ROM, GROM….What Do These Terms Mean?

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Acronyms are easily recognizable and a quick shorthand when reading technical documents. But they can also be confusing when they are similar in appearance and what they represent. Memory and Character Generators New additions to the Crystalfontz Glossary: RAM, ROM, DDRAM, CGRAM, and CGROM. These glossary entries outline what these acronyms stand for and how … Read more RAM, ROM, GROM….What Do These Terms Mean?

What is the Difference Between OLED, PMOLED, and AMOLED?

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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?

LCD Glossary

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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