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?

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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?

New: US Postal Shipping Options for Domestic LCD Sample Shipments

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Crystalfontz ships via major domestic and international express carriers, on our account or yours. While we strive to provide the best rates and fastest ship times, some small packages may ship more efficiently using postal mail. You asked for US Postal shipping options. We heard you. USPS option is available if you’re placing an order … Read more New: US Postal Shipping Options for Domestic LCD Sample Shipments

We’re Hiring!

We're Hiring! Crystalfontz.com

November Update: this position has been filled. Thank you for your interest. Are you: → A self-starter with a passion for problem-solving? → Someone who welcomes the opportunity to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities? → Looking for an opportunity to provide excellent technical customer support in a fun, casual work environment? Do You … Read more We’re Hiring!

FAQ: Where can I purchase Transparent or Flexible OLEDs?

Crystalfontz 160x32 Flexible OLED Display

The proliferation of cell phones over the last two decades has dramatically impacted the embedded display market. Update to this blog post: Crystalfontz now carries a selection of flexible and transparent displays. Crystalfontz 128×56 Transparent OLED  Related blog post: Crystalfontz Transparent Displays Crystalfontz 160×32 flexible OLED display Crystalfontz 2.13″ Flexible ePaper Display  Flexible ePaper Development Kit The … Read more FAQ: Where can I purchase Transparent or Flexible OLEDs?

Green Shipping

Green Shipping - Box Recycle

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