AVR LCD driver

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Konstabel, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Konstabel

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    Jan 31, 2008
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    What does this really mean to me?

    I would like to implement a LCD in my system, but shall I rather use normal AVR or AVR LCD series uP?
     
  2. hgmjr

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    Jan 28, 2005
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    Assuming that you are referring to a character-type LCD rather than a graphical LCD, I would recommend you use a standard AVR and select an off-the-shelf LCD (preferreably one that uses a HD44780 LCD controller) that has the number of characters you need for your design. This will give you more flexibility for future design upgrades.

    hgmjr
     
  3. nanovate

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    A "LCD" type uP will have stuff inside to drive a LCD directly. It would be easier to follow hgmjr's suggestion and use an LCD that has built-in HD44780 controller.
     
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