Replacement: LCD-09396. This product was retired because we have started making LCDs with the PIC module built into one unit. This page is maintained for historical purposes only.
Description: The serial enabled LCD allows you to control a parallel based LCD over a single-wire serial interface. Included in this product is a yellow on blue 16x2 LCD connected to our serial backpack. The backpack, based around a PIC16F88, 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 contrast.
Dimensions: 1.425x3.15" - 1" Thick