The Sparkfun Basic 16x2 Character LCD - Black on Green 5V is a simple yet effective display unit. It features a 16 character by 2 line display, with black text on a green background. The LCD screen utilizes the widely used HD44780 parallel interface chipset. To interface with this LCD screen, around 11 general I/O pins are required. A key feature of this product is the inclusion of an LED backlight, enhancing visibility and readability.
This LCD screen can be used in a variety of applications, from simple DIY electronics projects to more complex devices requiring a basic display. The black text on a green background provides excellent contrast, making it easy to read even in low light conditions. The LED backlight further enhances this readability, making this LCD screen a versatile option for many projects.
The Sparkfun Basic 16x2 Character LCD measures 80mm x 36.1mm, making it compact enough to fit in a variety of projects without taking up too much space. It's a great addition to any electronics enthusiast's toolkit, offering a simple and effective way to add a display to your projects.
The product comes with a comprehensive set of documents, including a hookup guide, a GDM1602K.pdf, an extended datasheet, and various examples. These resources make it easy to understand how to best use and integrate this LCD screen into your projects.
With its easy-to-use interface, compact size, and excellent readability, the Sparkfun Basic 16x2 Character LCD - Black on Green 5V is an excellent choice for anyone needing a basic, reliable display for their projects.