This is a frequent question for our tech team: What displays (if any) are waterproof? Answer: It’s complicated. It is technically possible, but not without some work to ensure the water stays out. The display itself is sealed, but not sealed in a way that would be friendly to submerging it in a liquid. The polarizer … Read more FAQ: Are Crystalfontz LCD Modules Waterproof?
Did you know that Crystalfontz offers a ‘green shipping option’? We do. Upon checkout, it is possible to select this option, giving us permission to reuse a box to ship out your order. All of our modules are shipped using ESD-safe packaging and packaged to ensure safe delivery. We appreciate your help in reducing the … Read more Green Shipping
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?
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
Here is a not-so-common customer question: Is it possible to measure server temperatures using 30 different sensors, 200 feet away from the computer? Answer: Yes, this possible! Our WRDOWY17 temperature sensor is a natural choice for this type of application. The Crystalfontz 16×2 character LCD with keypad gives an easy serial or USB interface to 32 WRDOWY17 sensors. … Read more Not So FAQ: Can you use 30 temperature sensors, 200 feet from the PC ?
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?
In this 5-question interview, meet Ying, our Production Manager. His duties are diverse, and Ying is a crucial link between the production and engineering teams. This interview is part of a series of 5-question interviews to meet the people at Crystalfontz who are part of our engineering team, answer the phone, answer support tickets, and ship … Read more 5 Question Interview: Ying
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