This part number is no longer available and has been replaced by the CFAG12864U3-TFH.

128x64 SPI Graphical LCD

Part Number: CFAG12864U2-TFH

This light, thin, low-power graphic LCD display (CFAG12864U2-TFH) is an LED backlit, 128x64 graphic display module. It's visible in all lighting situations, from darkness, normal office lighting, and up to bright sunlight. Making it an excellent daylight readable LCD solution.

Since this graphic LCD is a transflective, positive-mode display, the backlight may be turned off when there is sufficient ambient light to read the display. Turning the backlight off will further reduce the already low power consumption. This display is well suited for compact hand-held devices, or any application where a lot of display in a very small area is needed.

In addition to the 128x64 monochrome graphic array, there is a row of icons across the top of the display, that can easily be turned on and off.

This LCD display has an integrated controller and voltage generating components mounted on the flexible tail. The tail connects to a standard 18-conductor 0.5mm pitch ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) connector:

  • Typical top contact: TE Connectivity 1-1734839-8 (DigiKey P/N A100297TR-ND)
  • Typical bottom contact: TE Connectivity 1-1734592-8 (DigiKey P/N A100286TR-ND)
    This type of connector is mounted like any normal SMT component during your board's standard reflow cycle. The display can then be connected to the PCB at final assembly without soldering or tools.

This monochrome graphic LCD display is also available in a non-backlit version (CFAG12864U2-NFH)

  • Thin and light TAB construction with white LED backlight
  • Wide temperature range: -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
  • Built-in Sitronix ST7565P controller
  • Low power consumption
  • Perfect in handheld, battery operated devices
  • 4-wire, 8-bit SPI or 8-bit parallel interface

Is this small monochrome lcd display still too big? We have the CFAG12864T2-TFH, which is a similar display, but smaller in physical dimensions.

This display is a direct replacement for the CFAX12864U-TFH and CFAX12864U1-TFH which are no longer in production.

Product Variants


Physical Characteristics

Column Dots x Row Dots 128 x 64
Module Overall width height depth
millimeters 58.2 85.46 5
inches 2.291 3.365 0.197
*width / height does not include Foldable Tab
Diagonal Dimension 2.23"
Viewing Area width height
millimeters 52 33.5
inches 2.047 1.319
Active Area width height
millimeters 47.76 30.29
inches 1.880 1.193
Dot Size width height
millimeters 0.4 0.35
inches 0.016 0.014
Dot Pitch width height
millimeters 0.42 0.37
inches 0.017 0.015
Flexible Cable (FFC/FPC) length
millimeters 40.76
inches 1.605
Weight 15.4g

Optical Characteristics

Glass Type/Glass Color FSTN/Light Gray
Polarizer Transflective
View Direction 6 o'clock
View Angle 60°
Sunlight Readable Yes
Backlight Color White
Backlight Type LED
Mode Positive
Foreground Color Dark
Background Color Light Gray

Electrical Specifications

Supply Voltage for Logic Typical 3.3V
Supply Voltage for Driving Panel Typical 8.5V
Supply Current Typical 0.6mA

Backlight Electrical Specifications

Forward Voltage Typical 3.5V
Forward Current Minimum 15mA
Forward Current Maximum 60mA
Forward Current Typical 48mA


Operating Temperatures min max
Celsius -20° 70°
Fahrenheit -4° 158°
Storage Temperatures min max
Celsius -30° 80°
Fahrenheit -22° 176°


Controller Documents Sitronix ST7565P
ST7565P is a single-chip dot matrix LCD driver which incorporates LCD controller and common/segment drivers.
Interface 8-bit Parallel, SPI


Foldable Tab Yes

Part Change Notice

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Part Change Notice #11033: The parts listed are being set to End of Life Status

Products Affected: CFAG12864T2-NFH, CFAG12864T2-TFH, CFAG12864U2-NFH, CFAG12864U2-TFH
Date Issued: January 23, 2019
Summary: The parts listed are being set to End of Life Status
Reason: The controller chip used on these parts is a TAB (Tape-Automated-Bonding) chip. The manufacturer of that chip has discontinued the chip.
Impact: The parts will not be available after Q1 2019. The last time buy is available, but the orders must be placed no later than January 28, 2019.

Recommendation: Drop-in replacements for the parts listed will be available. The replacement parts will use the same controller chip mounted on the glass. The replacements part numbers will be:


The CFAG12864U3-TFH and CFAG12864U3-NFH will be drop-in replacements. All dimensions and function will not change.

The CFAGF12864T3-TFH and CFAG12864T3-NFH will have the same overall dimensions and function, but the Active area height will decrease by 1.84mm.
Availability: The current parts may not be available after the deadline for the last time buy. The replacement parts should be available by Q2 2019
Response: Customers should take advantage of the last time buy offer to ensure that they will have sufficient stock through Q1 2019.

Product Update #11006: The tape carrier of the LCD controller chip has changed from the previous series of parts. This changes the areas where bends in the assembly are allowed.

Products Affected: CFAG12864U2-NFH, CFAG12864U2-TFH
Date Issued: September 13, 2018
Summary: The tape carrier of the LCD controller chip has changed from the previous series of parts. This changes the areas where bends in the assembly are allowed.
Reason: The LCD controller chip for the CFAX12864T/CFAX12864U family was discontinued by the chip manufacturer.

Crystalfontz created the CFAG12864T2/CFAG12864U2 family as replacements.

The new LCD controller chip used in the CFAG12864T2/CFAG12864U2 is mechanically different compared to the original controller.

This difference changes the areas where bends in the assembly are allowed.

The bendable area of the tail is marked by 3 green lines. On the old parts, the controller chip was mounted 5.5mm from the third green line. On the new tail, the controller chip is mounted 2.5mm from the third green line.
Impact: For many applications, this change will not affect production. Please ensure that your application does not put undue force on the connection between the flex and the LCD glass. Please ensure that there is not undue bending or force on the flex in the area of the hard, inflexible chip.
Recommendation: If your application does not put undue force on the connection or chip, then no change is needed.
Availability: N/A
Price Change: N/A
Attachment: CFAG12864U2_Tail_Bend_Areas.pdf (295KB)

Product Update #10881: (New Product) CFAG12864U2-TFH

New Product: CFAG12864U2-TFH
Date Issued: October 11, 2017
Summary: (New Product) CFAG12864U2-TFH
Description: Standard Graphic Modules: Low power 128x64 graphic LCD, 8080 or 6800 or SPI interface, mates with standard 0.5 mm ZIF socket
For reference only. For design purposes, please use the specifications in the datasheet.