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LINKS: Character LCD's, tutorials and info

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This thread is a collection of posts and links about using character based LCD's with the Hitachi 44780 controller or compatible. Currently it includes therory, and implementations or PIC and AVR in ASM Swordfish Basic and c. Included are tutorials to convert the LCD interface to SPI, I2C and shift register based interfaces.

Note: This thread is a living document so please start a thread in microcontroller or PM 3v0 with additions or corrections.

Command Summaries by Controller Type

LCD Commands for HD44780

Simulator DjLCDSIM
Dincer's JavaScript LCD Simulator V 1.06
see attachment or http://www.dinceraydin.com/djlcdsim/djlcdsim.html

Fundamentals
How to use Intelligent LCD's by Julyan Ilett. Part one is an introduction to HD 44780 LCD's that even people whit no programming background can understand. Part two continues with interfacing them to the PIC16F84 in ASM.
HD 44780-lcd-tutorial-lcd1.pdf
HD 44780-lcd-tutorial-lcd2.pdf

Chistopher Burian's LCD MODULE FAQ

Nigel Goodwin has an comprehensive tutorial series using PIC ASM. Tutorial 3 covers how to use an LCD text module.
Nigel's PIC Tutorial Page

Arhi's thread on using adding a PIC16F690 to the LCD so it can be used as an I2C device.
http://www.electro-tech-online.com/threads/i2c-lcd-controller-using-pic16f690.40338/

Target Board Specific Interfacing

For Arduino
Arduino - LCDLibrary
Arduino playground - SerialLCD


Sundry
LCD programmable charater generator for Swordfish BASIC plugin

Hardware Interface Sources Suggested by ETO Members
LCD117: 9600 baud Serial LCD plus variable LED backlight intensity plus four outputs. (profit goes to education)
http://www.phanderson.com/lcd106/lcd107.html

A site with lots of information
http://pacificdisplay.com/technical.htm


Authors websites:
Felis: Circuits@Home
Futz: Futz's Microcontrollers and Electronics
Myke Predo: none
Nigel: Nigel's PIC Tutorial Page
 
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