Thursday, January 22, 2009

Parallax’s Serial LCDs

Parallax’s Serial LCDs are very functional, low-cost solutions for adding displays to your microcontroller applications. They support ASCII decimal characters 32-127 (the same visible characters as the BASIC Stamp Editor’s Debug Terminal). In addition, you may define up to eight custom characters. Text wrapping to the next line is automatic. Additional control codes allow you to place the cursor anywhere on the display, and turn the display on or off with a single instruction.

Features include:
• Switch-selectable baud rates: 2400, 9600, and 19200
• Adjustable contrast dial
• Simple 3-pin 0.1 inch SIP connection for RX, power and ground
• Power requirements: 5 VDC; 20 mA backlight off, 80 mA backlight on
• Operating temperature: -4 to +158 °F (-20 to +70 °C)
• Dimensions: 2x16 modules, 1.5 x 3.15 in (3.8 x 8 cm); 4x20 module, 2.4 x 3.9 in (6 x 10 cm). Sizes are approximate and may vary.