20x4 Black on White Character LCD with Backlight

20x4 Black on White Character LCD with Backlight
Item# LCD-20x4BW
$17.95, 15/$242.25

Product Description:

This is a new design LCD with dual 16-pin rows. For ease of use, it can be hooked up to top or bottom row. They are wiring in parallel. Use both rows to help secure onto the breadboard. See comparison picture below!

This is an industry standard HD44780 based controlled 4 lines x 20 characters LCD display with BLACK characters on WHITE background and backlight. It is a parallel interface so you will need 7 GPIO pins for 4-bit mode or 11 GPIO pins for 8-bit mode to interface to this LCD screen.


Wide viewing angle and high contrast
Industry standard HD44780 equivalent LCD controller built-in
+5V DC LED backlight
Don't need separate power supply for backlight
Supported 4 or 8 bit parallel interface
Display 2-line X 16-character
Operate with 5V DC
Free two 16 positions male headers


Module Size (W x H x T): 98mm X 60mm X 14mm
Black Metal Bezel (W x H): 98mm X 40mm
Viewing Area (W x H): 76mm X 25.2mm

Items included:

20x4 Black on White Character LCD
Two 16 positions male headers


HD44780 Datasheet
Basic wiring interface with printer parallel port
LCD Smartie software for Windows to interface with the LCDs
LCDproc software for Linux to interface with the LCDs
Parallel LCD wiring tutorial
Another parallel LCD wiring tutorial
How to control a HD44780-based character LCD tutorial