Serial Enabled 16x2 LCD - White on Black 5V

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Serial Enabled 16x2 LCD - White on Black 5V

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The Serial Enabled 16x2 LCD - White on Black 5V is the latest iteration of Sparkfun's serial LCD. This product features a 16x2 LCD and an embedded circuit based on a PIC 16F88, all on a single board. With the on-board PIC, this device takes a TTL serial input and displays the received characters on the LCD. The installed firmware allows for a range of special commands, including clearing the screen, adjusting the backlight brightness, and turning the display on or off.

The SerLCD requires 5V TTL serial for communication, with a default baud rate of 9600bps (8-N-1). However, you can adjust the baud to any standard rate between 2400 and 38400bps. The power (VDD), ground (GND), and RX pins are all accessible via a 2.54mm pitch header and a 3-pin JST connector.

The SerLCD has the unique ability to dim its backlight to conserve power, making it an energy-efficient choice. For further customization, a potentiometer on the back of the display allows you to adjust the contrast to suit your needs.


  • Onboard UART in embedded PIC 16F88 for accurate communication
  • Adjustable baud rates: 2400, 4800, 9600 (default), 14400, 19200, 38400
  • Functional Backspace
  • High processing speed at 10MHz
  • Buffer can store up to 80 incoming characters
  • Backlight transistor can handle up to 1A
  • Pulse width modulation of backlight for direct control of brightness and power consumption
  • Compact surface mount design
  • Quick boot-up time
  • Option to turn boot-up display on/off via firmware
  • User-definable splash screen
  • PCB dimensions: 103x36mm
  • LCD dimensions: 71.4x26.4mm


  • Serial LCD Application Note
  • Firmware
  • Dimensional Drawing
  • Detailed Drawing and Pinout
  • Quickstart Guide


Brand information
Brand Sparkfun
More infoPIC-Based Serial Enabled Character LCD Hookup Guide - SparkFun Learn
Size info
Length40 mm
Width104 mm
Height12 mm
Weight79,5 g
€ 34,95€ 28,90 Excl. VAT (NL)
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