LCD Seven Segment Displays

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Overclocked2300, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Overclocked2300

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Apr 24, 2005
    I was wonder..what is the difference between Reflective and Transreflective LCDs?

    Also Can I use LEDs to backlight a LCD 7 segment Display (such as the ones shown here:

    If I could how would they be mounted? I see cell phones use this same Idea. I think they are mounted just below the LCD.

    EDIT: The circuit i want to build used LED 7 segment displays.. I dont want to use a LED display. The circuit uses a PIC. Would I have to reprogram the pic to fit the LCD?

    OR could I have the PIC output BCD and then convert it to LCD 7 segment code?
  2. lightingman

    Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2007

    If you don't mind using an LCD, using a PIC is simple way to do it with just a few lines of code.