LCD modules have become a staple in countless embedded projects, thanks to their affordability, widespread availability, and ease of programming. You've likely encountered these displays in everyday items like public call offices (PCOs) or calculators. Now, let's dive a bit deeper into the technical details.
The name '16x1 LCD' is derived from its structure, featuring 16 columns and 1 row. While there are various combinations available, such as 8x1, 8x2, 10x2, the 16x1 LCD stands out as one of the most commonly used options.
With 16 characters in total, each character is constructed using a 5x8 Pixel Dots grid.
This means that each character consists of 40 Pixels, and for 16 Characters, you'll have a total of 640 Pixels to work with.
Furthermore, the LCD needs to be instructed about the position of these Pixels. Managing all of this manually through a microcontroller can be quite a task.
That's where an Interface IC like the HD44780 comes into play, conveniently mounted on the backside of the LCD Module.
The primary role of this IC is to receive commands and data from the microcontroller and process them to display meaningful information on the LCD screen.
For advanced programmers interested in creating their own libraries for interfacing their microcontroller with this LCD module, understanding how the HD44780 IC functions and its commands (which can be found in its datasheet) is essential.
We offer this popular 16x1 LCD with Blue Backlight display, which is not only easy to interface with various microcontrollers but also features a basic 16-character by 2-line alphanumeric display.
The display showcases black text on a blue background and utilizes the widely-used HD44780 parallel interface chipset.
You can freely access the interface code for seamless integration.
To interface with this LCD screen, you'll need a minimum of 6 general I/O pins. Plus, it includes an LED backlight and can operate in both 4-bit and 8-bit modes.
Additionally, this LCD display is based on the S6A0069 or Equivalent display controller, offering versatility in its interface options.
Apart from the default 6800 4/8-bit parallel interface, it's also available in SPI and I2C interfaces using the RW1063 controller IC.
The LCD panels come in various types, including STN, FSTN, and FFSTN, with options for both polarizer positive and negative modes.
You can even choose from different LED backlight colors, such as yellow/green, white, red, blue, green, amber, and B LEDs, or opt for a version with no backlight.
- Display Format: 16×1 Characters
- Display Mode: (STN,Positive,Y/G) OR(STN,NEGATIVE,BLUE) OR FSTN positive
- Polarizer Mode: Transmissive
- Driving Method: 1/16Duty, 1/5Bias
- Viewing Direction: 6 O’clock
- Backlight: Y/G or white
- Controller: S6A0069 or Equivalent.
- Interface: 8-Bit Parallel Interface
- Model Number: 1601
- Backlight Colour: Blue
- Brand: Displays
- Module Size - 93.00(W) X70.00(H) X12.5(T) mm
- Viewing Area - 72.00(W) X 39.90(H) mm
- Effective Display Area - 66.52(W) X 33.24(H) mm
- Number of Dots: 128 X 64 Dots
- Dot Size: 0.48(W) X 0.48(H) mm
- Dot Pitch: 0.52(W) X 0.52(H) mm
1x 1601 16×1 Character LCD Display With Blue Backlight