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PIC16F628 L/C METER, LCD Display?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Hammy, Jun 30, 2009.

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  1. Hammy

    Hammy Guest

    I'm thinking of building this simple L/C meter.

    http://www.marc.org.au/

    I've never used an LCD with a PIC before, so for the display LCD what
    should I be looking for? They are using a 16 x 2 LCD AMPIRE AC-162D
    for the L/C meter.

    AMPIRE Data sheet

    http://home.exetel.com.au/marknac/PDFs/ampire-display-specs-AC162D.pdf

    Would this be a suitable substitute?

    LUMEX - LCM-S01602DTR/C - 16X2 CHAR LCD MODULE,TNREFLECTIVE

    http://canada.newark.com/lumex/lcm-s01602dtr-c/16x2-char-lcd-module-tnreflective/dp/19J7663

    Data sheet

    Page two LCM-S01602DTR/C

    http://www.lumex.com/pdf/LCM-S01602DTR+C-page2.pdf

    Page one

    http://www.lumex.com/pdf/LCM-S01602DTR+C-page1.pdf

    What I'm trying to avoid is modifying the existing code which is on
    the first web site. I'm looking for an inexpensive solution I could
    put together quickly.The only thing I dont have is the display.
     

  2. The LCDs look interchangeable and I've not come across any with this
    pin out that aren't.
     
  3. Indeed, IME they all use the same controller chip set (Hitachi HD44780
    + HD44100, IIRC) or very close clones, so most should work.

    OTOH, VFD and OLED displays that claim to be compatible often have
    subtle differences in timing etc.

    Also, it's not impossible in a 'hobby' project that the code is not
    written to meet all the specs, but chances are it will work.
     
  4. Hammy

    Hammy Guest

    I'll order a couple of them then.

    Thanks for the replies Spehro Pefhany and Raveninghorde.
     
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