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Lcd Module - China

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AFmicro LCD Module AF10216A The AFmicro Serial LCDs are very

functional, low-cost liquid crystal displays that can be easily

interfaced to and controlled by a microcontroller using an I/O pin.

The LCD displays provide basic text wrapping so that your text

looks correct on the display. Full control over all of their

advanced LCD features allows you to move the cursor anywhere on the

display with a single instruction and turn the display on and off

in any configuration. Software selectable baud rate up to 57600 and

adjustable contrast and backlit, fixed baud rate 19200 for

AF10216A. In addition, you may define up to eight of your own

custom characters to display anywhere on the LCD.


 Clear 40-pixel characters (8 H x 5 W)

 Build in ATS89C2051.

 Supports ASCII DEC characters 32-127

 Define up to eight custom characters

 Automatic text wrapping

 Single command cursor placement

 Single command clears the display

 Define up to eight custom characters

 Software Baud rate setting up to 38400

 Display type: STN, YG, positive transflective LCD

 Software adjustable contrast

 YG, Blue and Grey LED for backlit model displays and software controlled backlit brightness

Key Specifications

 Power requirements:

Non-backlit: +5 VDC, 2.0 mA

Backlit: +5 VDC, <40 mA (light on)

 Communication: Software selectable asynchronous serial baud rates up to 57600 (default 19200)

 Operating temperature: -4 to +158 °F (-20 to +70°C)

 Dimensions: NOTE - Board and LCD size and style may vary

2x16: Approx. 1.5 x 3.15 in (38 x 80 mm)

Electrical Characteristics

Part number: AF10216A-BW, YGB, GB

Display Type: STN

Display Mode: Blue background with White character.

Yellowish Green background with Black character.

Grey background with Blue character

Operating Temperature: -20℃ ~ +70℃

Storage Temperature: -30℃ ~ +70℃

Operating Voltage: 4.8 ~ 5.2V

Operating Current: 2.0mA, 5V

Backlit Color: White

Backlit Current: < 40mA (Warning: Backlit current must less than 120% x 40mA)

Quick Start Circuit

The Serial LCDs should be powered from an external regulated 5 V power supply. Make sure the power supply has an adequate current rating to power the Serial LCD and whichever microcontroller and other devices you are using.

When The LCD display is powered on, it should turn on with the backlight on and display the following text:


Self Test OK!

for a while, then is ready to accept ASCII code and command.

Displaying Text

Now that the LCD is set up, it’s time to start sending text to the display. To display a character of text on the Serial LCD, simply send the ASCII code of that character to the Serial LCD over the serial port at the correct baud rate.

When a character is received, the Serial LCD displays that character at the current cursor position and then moves the cursor one position to the right. When you first turn on the LCD, the cursor is in the leftmost position on the top line, as you might expect. The short bar on the bottom of the character shows where the cursor is positioned currently.

Once you’ve sent a full line characters to the LCD, you will notice that the cursor automatically wraps around to the leftmost position of the second line, just like the text in a book. The text will wrap like this at the end of every line, with the end of the bottom line wrapping back around to the top line of the LCD. The text will never “run off” the display; you’ll always see all of the characters you send.

Moving the Cursor

When you send a character to the Serial LCD, it always displays at the current cursor position. There are a few different ways to move the cursor on the Serial LCD display. After each character you send, the cursor automatically moves over one position. Along with this, there is a standard set of cursor move commands including Backspace, Carriage Return, and Line Feed.

The Backspace/Left command (Dec 8, Hex 0x08) moves the cursor one place to the left and the Right command (Dec 9, Hex 0x09) moves the cursor one place to the right. These can be useful for moving the cursor around to overwrite existing text. These commands wrap to the next line of the display, if necessary. The Line Feed command (Dec 10, Hex 0x0A) moves the cursor to the next line of the display without changing the horizontal position of the cursor. The Carriage Return command (Dec 13, Hex 0x0D) also moves the cursor to the next line, but it moves the cursor to the leftmost position on that line as well. The Form Feed command (Dec 12, Hex 0x0C) clears the entire display and moves the cursor to the leftmost position on line 0, just like when you first turn on the display. You will need to pause for 5mS in your code after sending the Form Feed command, to give the Serial LCD time to clear the display. Except for Form Feed, none of these move commands affects the characters on the display.

There are also direct move commands that you can use to move the cursor to any position on the display with a single command. The commands in the range Dec 128(0x80) to 143(0x8F) and Dec 148(0x94) to 163(0xA3) move the cursor to the 16 different positions on each of the two lines of the LCDs.

Controlling the Display

You also have control over the various display modes of the Serial LCD. The display-off command (Dec 21, Hex 0x15) turns off the display so that all of the characters disappear. The characters aren’t erased from the display, though, and you can even keep writing new characters to the display when it is turned off. A trick to make a lot of text show up all at once, even at a slow baud rate, is to turn off the display and then send all of your text. Then, when you turn the display on again, all of the text appears instantly.

The display-on commands (Dec 22 to 25, Hex 0x16 to 0x19) turn the display back on and also control whether you want to display the cursor and/or make the cursor character blink. The cursor is the short bar that shows up below the character at the current cursor position. The blink option makes that character blink on and off repeatedly. You can turn the cursor and blink options on or off, in any combination, as listed in the command set table. You can change the cursor and blink mode even if the display is already on; you don’t need to turn it off and then back on again.

You can also control the backlight of the display. The backlight lights up the display so that it is easier to see in the dark. There are commands to turn the backlight on (Dec 17, Hex 0x11) and off (Dec 18, Hex 0x12). You can also control the brightness of the backlit by send commands (Dec 26 to 35, Hex 0x1A to 0x1F) with 26(0x1A) most bright.

Custom Characters

The Serial LCD has the capability to store up to eight user-defined custom characters. The custom characters are stored in RAM and so they need to be redefined if you turn off the power. You can display the custom characters by sending the commands Dec 0 to 7 (Hex 0x00 to 0x07), as shown in the command set table. The custom character will display at the current cursor position.

The custom characters are five pixels wide by eight pixels high. Each of the characters is stored as a series of eight data bytes where the low five bits of each byte represent a row of pixels in the character. The high three bits of each byte are ignored. A bit value of one turns that pixel on (i.e. makes it black). The bottom row of pixels is often left blank (all zeros) to make it easier to see the cursor.

To define a custom character, you will send a total of 9 bytes to the Serial LCD. The first byte needs to be a valid define-custom-character command (Dec 248 to 255, Hex 0xF8 to 0xFF) and must be followed by eight data bytes that define the pixels of the character. The Serial LCD will always use the next eight bytes it receives to set the pixels of the character. The data bytes define the character starting at the topmost row of pixels

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Lcd Module

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Company Contact:

  • Phone: 8657128197905

  • Address: 7/F, No.68 Tonghe Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou, China

  • Email: Email

Published date: September 7, 2012 -

  • Business Description: AFmicro Electronics Inc., is a designer and sales of IC, SoC chips, PCBA on electronic equipments and systems with multiple patents.

    1. Founded by well known venture capitals, and Chinese oversea returnee (from the US) with more than 45 years working experience in top ten world class companies in the silicon valley and being high ranking R&D engineers.

    2. Our R&D teem: we have 66% R&D engineers among all employees, and 12% of them are Ph.D, 37% of them are Masters, and 25% of them are Bachelors, the rest are colleges and technical assistants.

    3. Our mainly product line: wireless communications, mobile multimedia technology, three dimensional image processing, smart grid products R&D, etc.

    4. Our wireless communications products:
    Wireless communication integrated control system used in mine area
    Remote multi point wireless (RMP) communication system
    Intelligent Emergency Rescue Systems (Intelligent Lighting System, Intelligent Monitoring System, Security Communication System, Intelligent Power Supply System, Automatic Mechanical Movements Frame System
    Wireless LAN AP, NIC

    5. We also design and sales the below products:
    LCD/LED Modules (communication protocol in common use, can apply to any electronics. We are currently supply to companies from the US and Middle East. Please send a email to request a quotation if you interested.)
    PCBA/Controllers on all kinds of electronics (white home appliances, kitchen and bath, solar energy, and "The internet of things", and other equipments and systems etc.)

    What we can do for you Our serves:
    1. Need to develop new products, but with limited R&D access?
    We can fix the design and sign the confidential contract with you with lower price on a friendship establishment. Just tell us your requirements and objectives, we can satisfy you or we will refund your total R&D funds. Our R&D capability will ensure your satisfactions.

    2. Need to produce the products which we designed for you in China?
    We have nice networks among China's leading manufacture factories on electronics and electronic components, and we can ensure your products get produced with lower cost but higher quality.

    3. Need to buy electronics or electronic components in China market but can not be sure with the quality?
    Our network with government and well known venture capitals enables us to have a better channel than others to help you select the right factories, and get supports from the factories higher authorities on price, quality, delivery, and etc.

    4. Our products warranty period, defects rate
    We ensure all of our produced products one year warranty time, during this period; you can replace, return or refund the damaged products if the damage is resulted by our design or factory. The passing rate of our products is over 98%.

    5. Trouble shooting and fast delivery time
    Your problems can be responded and solved within 24 hours after we received your problems submits. Our powerful network with factories enables us to make delivery on time, and can meet your needs of urgent orders.

    For more infos, pls contact with Shirley Na
    Skype ID: shirley_na2011
    or email: shirleyna@afmicro.com
    Tel:0086 571 28197905
    Fax:0086 571 28197901

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