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Crystalfontz 9-pin BGA

The engineers at Crystalfontz are always working on new projects. Lately, the focus has been on tiny. How small? Recently they have evaluated using a part packaged in 0.4mm pitch 9-pin BGA, 1.3mm x 1.3mm: They are also looking at a 16-pin package that is 3mm x 3mm. The amount of power and complexity that … Read more Micro Tech

ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Crystalfontz

Crystalfontz ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

What is ISO Certification? ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. It is an organization consisting of 161 national standards bodies based in Geneva, Switzerland. The purpose of ISO ensures an international standard of measuring and regulating products and services to ensure quality and safety at all points. From the ISO website: International Standards mean that consumers can have … Read more ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Crystalfontz

FAQ: Why does the initialization code for a 20×4 LCD specify 2-line mode?

Why does the initialization code for a 20x4 LCD specify 2-line mode? Source: crystalfontz.com

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?

FAQ: What is the Difference Between a TFT, LCD, and OLED?

RGB TFT display - crystalfontz.com

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?

A Quick ePaper Primer

ePaper Square Module by Crystalfontz

Did you know that ePaper modules emulate ink used  for paper? Check out the meaning of the glossary term electrophoresis and how it relates to ePaper module displays. Need ePaper for Your Project? For assistance in determining what ePaper module is the best one for your application, please contact our knowledgeable and friendly support staff by email, phone, or … Read more A Quick ePaper Primer

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

128 x 64 Graphic OLED

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?