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16*2 LCD display Module
16*2 LCD display Module
16*2 LCD display Module

16*2 LCD display Module

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  • Character : LCD 16x2
  • 5x8 dots includes cursor
  • +5V power supply
  • Negative voltage optional for +3V power supply
  • Interface: 6800 (ST7066 IC), option SPI/I2C (RW1063 IC)

It has two registers data and command register

16*2 LCD display Module:


Here are some key features and considerations for a 16x2 LCD display:

  1. Character Dimensions: The display consists of 16 columns and 2 rows of characters, forming a grid of 16x2 characters. Each character is typically 5x8 pixels in size.
  2. Display Technology: Most 16x2 LCDs use Twisted Nematic (TN) or Super Twisted Nematic (STN) technology. They are passive matrix displays that rely on the properties of liquid crystals to modulate light and create visible characters.
  3. Controller Chip: The most common controller chip for these displays is the HD44780 or an equivalent. The controller facilitates easy interfacing with microcontrollers and provides commands for controlling the display.
  4. Interface: 16x2 LCDs usually have a parallel interface for connecting to microcontrollers or other digital devices. The interface requires several data lines (typically 4 or 8 bits), a control line for indicating data or command, and control lines for read/write and enabling the display.
  5. Backlight: Some 16x2 LCD displays come with a built-in LED backlight to enhance visibility in low-light conditions. The backlight is often controlled separately from the character display.
  6. Voltage and Power Consumption: LCD displays typically operate at low voltages (e.g., 5V) and have low power consumption. The power requirements and voltage levels vary between different models, so it's important to check the datasheet.
  7. Character Set: The character set supported by the display includes alphanumeric characters, symbols, and special characters. The HD44780 controller supports a standard ASCII character set.
  8. Contrast Control: Some displays have a potentiometer for adjusting the contrast of the characters on the screen. Proper adjustment ensures clear visibility.
  9. Fonts and Custom Characters: The display can usually support different font sizes and custom characters. Custom characters allow you to create your own symbols or icons.
  10. Arduino and Raspberry Pi Compatibility: 16x2 LCD displays are compatible with popular development platforms like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Libraries and example code are available to simplify the integration process.
  11. Applications: These displays are commonly used in electronic projects, educational applications, digital clocks, temperature displays, and various devices where a simple text-based interface is sufficient.
  12. Datasheet: It's important to refer to the datasheet and documentation provided by the manufacturer for detailed specifications, pin configurations, and usage guidelines for the specific 16x2 LCD display you are using.


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A 16×2 LCD has two registers like data register and command register. The RS (register select) is mainly used to change from one register to another. When the register set is ‘0’, then it is known as command register. Similarly, when the register set is ‘1’, then it is known as data register.

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