LCD Glossary

Arduino Shield With Graphic Display

Liquid Crystal (LC)

April 28, 2016 4:17 pm

LC stands for Liquid Crystal (sometimes also referred to as liquid crystal fluid or LC fluid, although technically redundant).  The... View Article

An Array of OLED colors from


May 10, 2016 1:54 pm

OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. OLEDs are used to make OLED Displays, which can either be PMOLED (Passive... View Article


July 10, 2017 1:15 pm

PCN stands for Product Change Notification See also: FAQ: Product Update and Change Notifications

Single Pixel Monochrome PMOLED -


May 17, 2016 2:52 pm

PMOLED is Passive Matrix OLED — Passive Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode. Passive Matrix refers to the arrangement of the... View Article

Crystalfontz Product Change and Update Notification page


July 10, 2017 1:15 pm

PUN stands for Product Update Notification See also: FAQ: Product Update and Change Notifications

Sample CGROM -


August 8, 2016 12:28 pm

RAM stands for Random Access Memory. This is memory that may be written to some value, then later read. RAM... View Article

122x250 ePaper Display -

Reflective LCD

June 7, 2017 10:09 am

A reflective LCD depends on having sufficient ambient light to reflect in order to be read. A reflective LCD does... View Article

Sample CGROM -


August 8, 2016 12:29 pm

ROM stands for Read Only Memory. This is memory that is factory pre-programmed to hold some data. ROM is data... View Article

4-wire SPI Connection -


May 3, 2016 10:58 am

SPI stands for Serial Peripheral Interface. SPI is a simple serial bus that is often used by LCD or OLED... View Article


April 6, 2017 4:29 pm

STN stands for Super-Twisted Nematic. STN is the commonly used LCD material in passive character and graphic LCDs.