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Price in USD 33.9530.5628.5225.8023.7722.07
US$33.95 US$19.95

Serial LCD Character Display with high speed SPI/I2C serial bus, Lead Free.


The LCD2S-162YHY is a Serial LCD Character Display Module with a high speed SPI/I2C serial bus. The LCD display is a 2x16 character STN yellow/green display with a yellow/green LED backlight, and is RoHS compliant. For convenience the I2C and SPI signals are available via a Micro Match type connector, and a standard 2.54mm, 2x5 row pin header. Most new Modtronix SBC boards have Micro Match connectors, and can be connected to the LCD2S-162YHY. The MICROMATCH-6MW Micro Match connector can be used to create a cable to connect the LCD2S-162YHY and SBC boards together. Or, our 150mm or 300mm Micro Match cables can be use. Current SBC boards that have compatible Micro Match connectors are the SBC28DC, SBC28PC-IR2, SBC28PC-IR4, SBC44B and the SBC65EC.

A 2-way DIP switch is used to configure the unit for SPI or I2C operation (3 different addresses). The SPI mode is very simple, and enables the user to control the display via a very simple software routine. For more complex configurations, and multiple displays, the I2C bus can be used. The contrast and backlight are software controlled, and can be set to 254 levels.

A keypad with up to 16 buttons (4 rows by 4 columns) can added to the LCD2S-162YHY. Our 12 button or 16 button keypads can be used, and can be connected to the LCD2S-162YHY via the CAB16RIB150 ribbon cable. When using the I2C serial bus, an interrupt line will be activated when a key is pressed, informing the user that there is key data to be read. Alternatively the LCD2S-162YHY can be polled to see if it has any pending keypad data.

The displays has 5 user configurable, general purpose inputs/outputs. Two of them can deliver up to 1000mA each, and have protection circuitry for driving relays.

Download the datasheets below for further details on this product, and list of all commands.

Additional photos - click on image to enlarge!

Side View

Back view of LCD2S mounted on LCD module

The LCD2S-162YHY connected to a SBC board via the Micro Match connector. Multiple displays can also be daisy chained with this connector.

  • Can be controlled via a high speed SPI or I2C bus. Both busses can operate at speeds close to 1Mbits/sec!
  • Large number of LCD commands for moving cursor, moving display and more
  • Up to 8 custom characters can be defined, a utility for creating custom characters is available here
  • Built in commands for drawing Bar Graphs
  • LCD Backlighting controlled via software, has 254 brightness levels
  • LCD Contrast controlled via software, has 254 contrast levels
  • User configurable start up screen
  • 80 Byte buffer for messages received via serial interface
  • Two high current, open collector outputs with output currents up to 1000mA each, and relay protection circuitry
  • 3 general purpose input/output pins
  • Keypad encoder for a keypad up to 16 keys (4 rows by 4 columns)
  • Keypad has a configurable button repeat delay and repeat rate
  • Can be configured to sound a buzzer (connected to OUT2) each time a button is pressed
  • 6 Pin Micro Match connector with I2C, SPI and power signals
  • Standard 10 Pin (1x10), 2.54mm connector for connecting a keypad of up to 4 rows by 4 columns
  • Standard 10 Pin (5x2), 2.54mm connector with user outputs, I2C, SPI and power signals
  • DIP switch for setting serial mode and I2C address
  • Low current consumption - without LCD backlight is about 4mA
  • High quality machine assembly, with brand name, quality components:
    • All electrolytic capacitors used are extra long life Panasonic brand, which is 5 times more than standard!
    • PCB is Gold plated for best contact and no corrosion
    • All pin headers are gold plated for best possible contact
    • Lead free, RoHS compliant assembly

 LCD Specifications
  • Number of Characters: 16 characters x 2 Lines
  • Character Table: English-European (RS in Datasheet)
  • Module dimension: 80.0mm x 36.0mm x 13.2mm(MAX)
  • View area: 66.0 x 16.0 mm
  • Active area: 56.2 x 11.5 mm
  • Dot size: 0.56 x 0.66 mm
  • Dot pitch: 0.60 x 0.70 mm
  • Character size: 2.96 x 5.46 mm
  • Character pitch: 3.55 x 5.94 mm
  • LCD type: STN, Positive, Transflective, Yellow/Green
  • Duty: 1/16
  • View direction: Wide viewing angle
  • Backlight Type: yellow/green LED
  • RoHS Compliant: lead free
  • Operating Temperature: -20°C to + 70°C

 Documentation, Application Notes and Source Code

  Web PDF Data
LCD Character Module Datasheet (for LCD module only, does not include SPI/I2C Daughter Board documentation)    
LCD2S I2C/SPI Daughter Board Manual V1.40. To see what has changed in current version, click here    
SPI and I2C Examples, Source Code and user forum    
Example projects written in C.    
Web based utility for creating custom characters    

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This product consists of a LCD Character Module with the LCD2S board soldered onto the back of it, like shown in the photos above! The board is fully assembled, programmed and tested.
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 23 November, 2006.
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