- on Microcontrollers
- Published in issue 6/2002 on page 0
Microcontroller Basics Course (6)
final: driving an LCD
Data output from the Flash Board usually takes place via the connected terminal, which means the PC. However, for stand-alone use without a terminal, a display is sometimes necessary.Using an intelligent LC display with its own display controller in combination with a microcontroller board is very convenient. The display controller already contains its own character generator and can be commanded to output ASCII characters without an undue amount of effort.Nowadays, almost all intelligent LCDs comply with the same standard. Here we will use a standard model with two lines of 16 characters. The connections to the display are listed in Table 1.