This display is not recommended for new designs. Once stock is depleted it will no longer be available. If you are looking for alternative parts, please see 16x2 Character Yellow on Black OLED Display (CFAL1602H0-Y).

16x2 Parallel Character OLED

Part Number: CFAL1602L0-Y

Consider using this 2x16 character yellow OLED to replace your existing STN character display.

  • 8-bit or 4-bit parallel interface
  • WS0010 Controller (very similar to Hitachi HD44780)
  • Operating temperature range from -40°C to 80°C.
  • RoHS Compliant.
Why choose OLED technology?

OLEDs emit light so they don't require a backlight like most traditional LCDs. They are also thinner and more energy efficient. When comparing an OLED to an LCD, you'll immediately notice the OLED has better readability due to its higher contrast and wider viewing angle. Since OLEDs don't need a backlight they require much less power and are perfect for low power applications.


Physical Characteristics

Characters x Lines 16 x 2
Module Overall width height depth
millimeters 122 44 10
inches 4.803 1.732 0.394
Diagonal Dimension 3.67"
Viewing Area width height
millimeters 99 24
inches 3.898 0.945
Active Area width height
millimeters 91.14 18.98
inches 3.588 0.747
Character Size width height
millimeters 4.74 8.9
inches 0.187 0.350
Character Pitch width height
millimeters 5.76 10.08
inches 0.227 0.397
Dot Size width height
millimeters 0.9 1.06
inches 0.035 0.042
Dot Pitch width height
millimeters 0.96 1.12
inches 0.038 0.044
Weight 48g

Optical Characteristics

Glass Type OLED
Polarizer Emissive
Mode Positive
Foreground Color Yellow
Background Color Black

Electrical Specifications

Supply Voltage for Logic Minimum 4.8V
Supply Voltage for Logic Maximum 5.3V
Supply Voltage for Logic Typical 5V
Supply Current Minimum 56mA
Supply Current Maximum 65mA
Supply Current Typical 62mA


Operating Temperatures min max
Celsius -40° 80°
Fahrenheit -40° 176°
Storage Temperatures min max
Celsius -40° 80°
Fahrenheit -40° 176°
Humidity min max
Non-condensing 0% 90%


Controller Documents Winstar Display WS0010

Interface 4-bit Parallel, 8-bit Parallel

Part Change Notice

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Part Change Notice #11104: End-of-Life Notification

Product Affected: CFAL1602L0-Y
Date Issued: November 1, 2021
Summary: End-of-Life Notification
Description: This product is no longer available and will be replaced by CFAL1602H0-Y.

The CFAL1602H0-Y has a slightly different bezel size and viewing area but is otherwise the same.
Reason: The CFAL1602L0-Y is no longer being manufactured.

Part Change Notice #11101: Reset Pin Change

Products Affected: CFAL2004A-Y, CFAL2002A-Y, CFAL1602L0-Y, CFAL1202A-Y, CFAL5016A-Y, CFAL0802A-Y, CFAL1602C-B, CFAL1602C-W, CFAL1602C-Y
Date Issued: August 17, 2021
Summary: Reset Pin Change
Description: RST and CST, the components in the RC filter for the reset pin, are being modified. RST will be 33kOhms and CST will be 1uF.
Reason: Some reset circuits have shown not to be strong enough to drive the reset pin within the specified timing. If the reset circuit is not strong enough, the controller will not properly reset which causes abnormal behavior.

Part Change Notice #11077: Small Layout Change

Products Affected: CFAL2004A-Y, CFAL2002A-Y, CFAL1602L0-Y, CFAL1202A-Y, CFAL5016A-Y, CFAL0802A-Y, CFAL1602C-W, CFAL1602C-Y, CFAL1602C-YT, CFAL1602C-PW, CFAL1602C-PY, CFAL5016A-PY
Date Issued: February 10, 2021
Summary: Small Layout Change
Description: Changing manufacturing locations of the wafers used in the controller chip. The layout has to be slightly modified to accommodate the practices at the new facility. The functionality will remain the same.
Reason: Changing manufacturing locations due to the wafer process no longer being supported by the original facility.

Part Change Notice #10919: The part listed will have a new part number assigned. The new part number will be CFAL1602L0-Y

Product Affected: CFAL1602L0-Y
Date Issued: January 17, 2018
Summary: The part listed will have a new part number assigned. The new part number will be CFAL1602L0-Y
Reason: The old part number was not a correct representation of the part. The new part number places the part in the correct family.
Impact: None
Recommendation: Users should modify their purchasing requests to ensure that the correct part is ordered.
Availability: Immediate
Price Change: None

Product Update #10408: (New Product) CFAL1602B-Y

New Product: CFAL1602L0-Y
Date Issued: April 16, 2012
Summary: (New Product) CFAL1602B-Y
Description: Under OLED Modules: Parallel Character OLED 16x2, RoHS Compliant, Yellow, -40°C - +80°C
For reference only. For design purposes, please use the specifications in the datasheet.