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Discussion in '8bit Microcontrollers' started by SD, Sep 23, 2004.

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  1. SD

    SD Guest


    I'm planning to buy an LCD character display (with LED backlight) from
    Digikey. They carry Optrex, Varitronix, and Lumex brands. Looking at the
    prices and specs in the catalog, they look pretty equal. I don't know how
    they compare. Has anyone here had any experience with one or more of these
    brands of LCD character displays? I can't decide which one to buy. Help...
  2. SD

    SD Guest

    Looks like I might go that route. Thanks for the info...
  3. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    If you're not looking for exact specs (such as connector or mounting
    hole placement) you may be able to find a much better deal from the
    vendors that carry odd-lot and surplus displays. You'll probably spend
    half (or less) than from Digikey, although you'll typically be limited
    to the "standard" display types (no colored background, etc.).

    The Hitachi 44780 controller (or equivalent) is almost universal on
    small character displays, so the interface that works with one will work
    with any.

    Try and for a couple of sites.
  4. SD

    SD Guest

    Thanks, All Electronics has some nice deals.

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