LCD 16x2 DESCRIPTION and PIN diagram
A liquid crystal display (LCD) is a thin, flat electronic visual display that uses the light modulating properties of liquid crystals (LCs). LCs do not emit light directly.
They are used in a wide range of applications, including computer monitors, television, instrument panels, aircraft cockpit displays, signage, etc. They are common in consumer devices such as video players, gaming devices, clocks, watches,calculators, and telephones. LCDs have displaced cathode ray tube (CRT) displays in most applications. They are usually more compact, lightweight, portable, less expensive, more reliable, and easier on the eyes. They are available in a wider range of screen sizes than CRT and plasma displays, and since they do not use phosphors, they cannot suffer image burn-in.
LCDs are more energy efficient and offer safer disposal than CRTs. Its low
electrical power consumption enables it to be used
in battery-powered electronic equipment. It is an electronically-modulated
optical device made up of any number ofpixels filled with liquid crystals and
arrayed in front of a light source (backlight) or reflector to produce images in
colour ormonochrome. The earliest discovery leading to the development of LCD
technology, the discovery of liquid crystals, dates from 1888. By 2008,
worldwide sales of televisions with LCD screens had surpassed the sale of CRT
Pin diagram of 16 X 2 LCD