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Generic 16x2 white character on blue background LCD with mounted square header ready for your breadboard. We also offer same part without header. There is many manufacturers of similar part and we do not guarantee your part will look exactly like on the picture or if you reorder you get the same part, posted dimensions will match. If you need exact repeatable part with datasheet, see our Tinsharp TC1602A-09T LCD.
HD44780 is industry standard for character LCDs in embedded systems. The LCDs come in various
configurations from 8x1 through 16x2 to 20x4 among others (40x4 exists but it's two controllers
joined together because of 80-character controller limit).
HD44780 is obsolete controller and was replaced by newer backward compatible SPLC780 and ST7066 types.
Interfacing to PC Parallel Port by Hantronix.
See this application note to learn how to connect HD44780 LCD to the parallel port.
2-Wire LCD Interface by Myke Predko
allows controlling the LCD via 2 outputs and a shift register. Even the smallest
PIC can have the LCD output using this design.
How to control a HD44780-based Character-LCD.
Very descriptive article includes PIC and AVR examples.
HD44780 Datasheet by Hitachi
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