Varitronix MDLS-16 x 2 Character Module Series
This 16x2 LCD module, is part of the standard product range from Varitronix. These LCD modules are widely accepted in all market areas where a simple alphanumeric readout is required.
Using STN technology results in the product range having a wide viewing angle and high contrast ratio which can be enhanced by the addition of an array style LED backlight if required by the application.
|Model||MDLS 162 Series|
|Technology||STN / FSTN|
|Layout||16 characters x 2 line|
|MDLS module number||16263 : 16265 : 16268C|
|Overall size||53.0 x 20.0 : 84.0 x 44.0 : 122.0 x 44.0|
|View area||38.0 x 10.0 : 61.0 x 15.8 : 99.0 x 23.0|
|Character height||3.15 : 5.55 : 9.22|
|Pixel size||0.33 x 0.35 : 0.55 x 0.70 : 0.90 x 1.00|
|Interface||8 Bit parallel|
|View direction||6 o'clock|
|Operating temperatures||0 ~ 50 °C commerical|
|-20 ~ 70 °C wide temperature (HT)|
|-30 ~ 80 °C wide temperature (EHT)|
(check with Avnet Embedded)
Different view directions
Positve and negative modes
Different backlight colours
Character Dot Matrix LCD modules offer a simple and clear method of displaying numerical information. The industry standard formats are well accepted across all market sectors.
Design engineers will normally choose the most appropriate product for the application by selecting the number of characters required for the parameters being measured by the end instrument.
Within the Avnet Embedded standard range the preferred options are 16x1, 16x2, 20x2, 16x4, 20x4, 40x2 most of these layouts are offered with different characters heights. Other formats are available by special request.
If no standard option is suitable then a custom module can easily be tooled with a low NRE cost, this offers designers the choice to have the exact layout and size for the application and additional circuitry can be included.
Measuring & instrumentation
- Handheld devices
- Heating controls