LCD Glossary


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


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


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


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.


October 31, 2016 2:46 pm

TFT stands for Thin Film Transistor. TFTs are also known as “Active Matrix TFT LCD modules” and have an array... View Article


June 7, 2017 9:51 am

TRANSFLECTIVE is a portmanteau of TRANSmissive and reFLECTIVE. A transflective LCD combines the best features of a reflective LCDs and... View Article


June 7, 2017 9:59 am

A transmissive LCD depends on light from its backlight being transmitted through the LCD to your eyes. Transmissive LCDs are... View Article


February 9, 2017 10:59 am

ZIF: Short for Zero Insertion Force connector. This kind of connector is intended to be used with FPC (Flexible Printed... View Article