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  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi all.
    I am a trying to design a portable device using a Renesas microcontroller
    and I need a small, cheap LCD display. Can anyone recommend any LCD or
    company that produces it? It can be character or dot-based. If character,
    then I need at least two lines. If anyone has any suggestions, I would
    greatly appreciate it.
    Chris
     
  2. I am a trying to design a portable device using a Renesas microcontroller
    There are many many sources of character LCDs. Look for 'hd44780',
    which is the standard controller for such displays (clones are OK
    too).

    I sell a such a 16x2 LCD, see
    http://www.voti.nl/winkel/producten_1.html#LCD-2
    for an easier interface you might consider a (more expensive) LCD with
    a serial interface, like
    http://www.voti.nl/winkel/producten_1.html#LCD-4
    or google for 'serial backpack' or 'LCD serial interface'.


    Wouter van Ooijen

    -- ------------------------------------
    http://www.voti.nl
    PICmicro chips, programmers, consulting
     
  3. Paul Burke

    Paul Burke Guest

    In the UK Rapid sell a 16x2 (by Powertip) for £6.50 in ones. But beware:
    the line displays take significantly more current (about 1-2mA) than
    segment LCDs, and for a portable thingy you'll have to have some means
    of turning the power on and off.

    Paul Burke
     
  4. keyscoob

    keyscoob Guest

    I buy cheap 16x2 LCD's for £7 (GB Pounds) + VAT each (20+ price) from
    http://www.milinst.com/

    This is the cheapest I have found and the quality is superb.

    ....
     
  5. I buy cheap 16x2 LCD's for £7 (GB Pounds) + VAT each (20+ price) from

    Is that cheap? I sell 16x2 for 7.50 *Euro* (no minimum quantity).






    Wouter van Ooijen

    -- ------------------------------------
    http://www.voti.nl
    PICmicro chips, programmers, consulting
     
  6. keyscoob

    keyscoob Guest

    Form what you quote you may have found yourself a new customer next time I
    need to break out my soldering iron :)
     
  7. keyscoob

    keyscoob Guest

    What about 4x20 Blue LCD's. I get mine from Hungary atm for approx £26 (GB
    Pounds each) no minimum?
     
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