This is a basic 16 character by 1 line display. Black text on Green background. This is based on the most common Hitachi's HD44780 parallel interface chipset. The HD44780U dot-matrix liquid crystal display controller and driver LSI displays alpha numeric, Japanese kana characters, and symbols.
Features of 16x1 Character LCD Display:
5 × 8 and 5 × 10 dot matrix possible.
Low power operation support:2.7 to 5.5V.
Wide range of liquid crystal display driver power: 3.0 to 11V.
Liquid crystal drive waveform: A (One line frequency AC waveform).
Correspond to high speed MPU bus interface: 2 MHz (when VCC = 5V).
4-bit or 8-bit MPU interface enabled.
80 × 8-bit display RAM (80 characters max.).
9,920-bit character generator ROM for a total of 240 character fonts.
208 character fonts (5 × 8 dot).
32 character fonts (5 × 10 dot).
Applications of 16x1 Character LCD Display:
Password based door locked system.
Moving message display.
GSM based digital notice board.
Electrical/electronic device display unit.
8051/AVR/ARM/PIC/Arduino/Raspberry-pi based projects.