LCD Drivers

How does LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) driver work?

LCD is an array of liquid crystal segments. When not in an electrical field, crystals are organized in a random pattern, however, once the electric field is applied, the crystals align to the field. For driving a light through the aligned crystal field a light source is needed.

Passive and Active LCD Displays, what is the difference?

Passive LCD panels or STN LCDs consists of a grid of row and columns electrical signals. There is no charge stored at the segment and it may take multiple passes to correctly align the field to the desired value.

Active LCD drivers or TFT displays columns and rows are multiplexed to many different segments. The charge is stored at the transistor. One pass will set the aligned state of the transistor. A stronger backlight is needed than for a passive display.

Advantages of LCD displays
• LCD displays produce bright images because of their high peak intensity and they are suitable for environments that are brightly lit
• The durability of 50 thousand - 100 thousand hours
• Almost every industry uses them: military, consumer, medical, automotive, industrial and marine

Before you choose an LCD Driver, consider the requirements of your application and which types of displays are available to buy. With the right selection, RS Components can help to create the perfect LCD display module for your product.

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Description Price Number of Digits Number of Segments Maximum Clock Frequency Maximum Supply Current Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Typical Operating Supply Voltage Dimensions Height Width Length Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 812-2486
Mfr. Part No.MM5452V/NOPB
PHP368.03
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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4.5 32 1MHz 40 μA Surface Mount PLCC 44 3 → 10 V 16.66 x 16.66 x 4.06mm 4.06mm 16.66mm 16.66mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 178-4868
Mfr. Part No.AY0438-I/L
BrandMicrochip
PHP239.616
Each (In a Tube of 27)
units
4 32 1.5MHz 60 μA Surface Mount PLCC 44 3 → 8.5 V 0.656 x 0.656 x 0.083in 2.11mm 0.656in 16.66mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 819-5257
Mfr. Part No.AY0438-I/P
BrandMicrochip
PHP166.424
Each (In a Tube of 10)
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4 32 1.5MHz 60 μA Through Hole PDIP 40 3 to 8.5 V 2.07 x 0.557 x 0.205in 5.21mm 0.557in 52.58mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 191-5137
Mfr. Part No.ICL7129ACPL+2
PHP437.93
Each
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4-1/2 7 360kHz 1.4 mA Through Hole PDIP 40 9 V 52.71 x 14.61 x 4.45mm 4.45mm 14.61mm 52.71mm +70 °C 0 °C
RS Stock No. 190-4908
Mfr. Part No.ICM7211AMIQH+D
PHP252.586
Each (In a Tube of 28)
units
4 7 19kHz 50 μA Surface Mount PLCC 44 5 V 16.66 x 16.66 x 1.53mm 1.53mm 16.66mm 16.66mm +85 °C -20 °C
RS Stock No. 190-4911
Mfr. Part No.MAX1606EUA+
PHP147.987
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
- - 500kHz 320 μA Surface Mount μMAX 8 2.4 → 5.5 V 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 3.1mm 3.1mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 190-5949
Mfr. Part No.MAX1606EUA+
PHP174.575
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- - 500kHz 320 μA Surface Mount μMAX 8 2.4 → 5.5 V 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.95mm 0.95mm 3.1mm 3.1mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 171-4096
Mfr. Part No.BU9796AFS-E2
BrandROHM
PHP77.70
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
units
- 80 768Hz 1 μA Surface Mount SSOP 32 2.5 → 5.5 V 13.6 x 5.4 x 1.8mm 1.8mm 5.4mm 13.6mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 171-4112
Mfr. Part No.BU9796AFS-E2
BrandROHM
PHP155.40
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- 80 768Hz 1 μA Surface Mount SSOP 32 2.5 → 5.5 V 13.6 x 5.4 x 1.8mm 1.8mm 5.4mm 13.6mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 190-4921
Mfr. Part No.MAX749CPA+
PHP208.845
Each (In a Tube of 50)
units
- - 500kHz 60 μA Through Hole PDIP 8 2 → 6 V 9.91 x 7.87 x 4.45mm 4.45mm 7.87mm 9.91mm +70 °C 0 °C
RS Stock No. 189-7550
Mfr. Part No.MAX749CSA+
PHP190.638
Each (In a Tube of 100)
units
- - - - Surface Mount SOIC 8 - 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 4mm 5mm +70 °C 0 °C
RS Stock No. 162-8406
Mfr. Part No.TPS65150PWP
PHP131.78
Each (In a Tube of 60)
units
- - 1.38MHz - Surface Mount HTSSOP 24 1.8 → 6 V 7.9 x 4.5 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 4.5mm 7.9mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 192-1262
Mfr. Part No.ICM7211AIPL+
PHP386.678
Each (In a Tube of 10)
units
4 28 0.016MHz - Through Hole PDIP 40 5 V 52.58 x 13.97 x 3.81mm 3.81mm 13.97mm 52.58mm +85 °C -20 °C
RS Stock No. 189-9372
Mfr. Part No.MAX749CSA+
PHP262.435
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- - - - Surface Mount SOIC 8 - 5 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 4mm 5mm +70 °C 0 °C
RS Stock No. 818-4907
Mfr. Part No.TPS65150PWP
PHP133.142
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- - 1.38MHz - Surface Mount HTSSOP 24 1.8 → 6 V 7.9 x 4.5 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 4.5mm 7.9mm +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 190-5901
Mfr. Part No.MAX749CPA+
PHP277.93
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- - 500kHz 60 μA Through Hole PDIP 8 2 → 6 V 9.91 x 7.87 x 4.45mm 4.45mm 7.87mm 9.91mm +70 °C 0 °C
RS Stock No. 178-4837
Mfr. Part No.AY0438/P
BrandMicrochip
PHP175.38
Each (In a Tube of 10)
units
4 32 1.5MHz 60 μA Through Hole PDIP 40 3 → 8.5 V 2.095 x 0.58 x 0.195in 4.95mm 0.58in 53.21mm +70 °C 0 °C
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