Serial Enabled 16x2 LCD - White on Black 5V


24.95 USD
$24.95 ea.
$22.46 ea.

This is Sparkfun's latest evolution of serial LCD. On-board is a 16x2 character LCD with an embedded circuit based around the PIC16F88. Via a TTL-serial interface you can issue commands to display characters, clear the screen, adjust the backlight brightness, turn the display on/off, and more!

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Communication with SerLCD requires TTL (5V) serial data 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 (VDD), ground (GND) and RX pins are all broken out to both a 0.1" pitch header as well as a 3-pin JST connector. Displays white characters on a black backlit background.

SerLCD has the ability to dim the backlight to conserve power if needed. There is also a potentiometer on the back of the display to adjust the contrast.


  • Embedded PIC 16F88 utilizes onboard UART for greater communication accuracy
  • Adjustable baud rates of 2400, 4800, 9600 (default), 14400, 19200 and 38400
  • Operational Backspace
  • Greater processing speed at 10MHz
  • Incoming buffer stores up to 80 characters
  • Backlight transistor can handle up to 1A
  • Pulse width modulation of backlight allows direct control of backlight brightness and current consumption
  • All surface mount design allows a backpack that is half the size of the original
  • Faster boot-up time
  • Boot-up display can be turned on/off via firmware
  • User definable splash screen


  • PCB: 103x36mm
  • LCD: 71.4x26.4mm

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