The serial enabled LCD allows you to control a parallel based LCD
over a single-wire serial interface. Included in this product is a red
on black 16x2 LCD connected to our serial backpack. The backpack, based
around a PIC16LF88, takes a TTL serial input and prints the characters
it receives onto the LCD. The installed firmware allows for a number of
special commands so you can clear the screen, adjust the backlight
brightness, turn the display on/off, and more.
Communication with SerLCD requires 3.3V TTL serial at a default baud
rate of 9600bps (8-N-1). You can adjust the baud to any standard rate
between 2400 and 38400bps. The power, ground and RX pins are all broken
out to a 3.5mm pitch screw terminal.
SerLCD has the ability to dim the backlight to conserve power if
needed. There is also a potentiometer on the backpack to adjust the
Note: Though the silkscreen may say '5V', this is a 3.3v Serial LCD. Connect to a 3.3v power source.
PIC 16LF88 utilizes onboard UART for greater communication accuracy
Greater processing speed at 10MHz
Incoming buffer stores up to 80 characters
Backlight transistor can handle up to 1A
Pulse width modulation of backlight allows direct control of backlight brightness and current consumption
All surface mount design allows a backpack that is half the size of the original
Faster boot-up time
Boot-up display can be turned on/off via firmware
Dimensions: 1.425x3.15" - 1" Thick