LCD's

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by thakid87, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. thakid87

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    Hello, all.

    I just took my first electronics course not too long ago. It was DC course. I found it fairly easy to be honest and I am looking forward to learning AC, analog, digital devices, etc.

    For my own personal enjoyment and to challenge myself, I would like to learn how to 'work' with LCD's.

    I want to be able to get readings from external circuits on the LCD itself.

    What do I need to start picking up on?
     
  2. retched

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    Alot of LCDs are self contained. Meaning they have drivers built in. You just give them the data to display, and the power they need and you are pretty good to go.
     
  3. thakid87

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    So, then what I need to learn are the programmers so they can manipulate the data and display what I want them to?
     
  4. retched

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    Well the drivers.. The uC or the PC that you wish to display the data from, can serially send the data, usually as text to the LCD directly. There are come commands like text placement, screen clear, and the such that will also be sent with the data in either 4 or 8 bit chunks.
     
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