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Our advanced 3v LCD is designed for compatibility with all MSP430s featuring LCD drive.

It features:

  • 2.7v to 3.6v operation directly connected to the MSP430F44x LCD drive
  • 4-mux operation
  • Seven 14-segment digits with plus/minus symbology allows versatile text
  • Supplemental 4-digit 7-segment clock-counter display
  • Arrows left, up, right, and down
  • Battery with three-segment meter
  • Antenna with three-segment meter
  • Colons for HH:MM:SS operation
  • Progress bar for convenient user feedback
  • 6 oclock viewing angle
  • Low-cost bias circuit allows adjustment for viewing angle, contrast, and temperature
  • Operating temp -20C/50C
  • Packaged in trays of 18. Please order volume quantities in multiples of 18.

Pricing Information

Pricing for the SBLCDA2 is:

  • Qty 1+, $4.75
  • Click here to view price breaks.

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Ordering Information

To order this product, you may order directly from us (Net 30 or credit card) by phone or e-mail, or here via our e-store:

Add the SBLCDA2 to your shopping cart.

Or, if you prefer, order via one of our distributors.

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SBLCDA2 Specification

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Q1: OK, I've got the documentation, but still have trouble mapping segments to code. Help?
A1: No problem, this can get a bit fuzzy.

Imagine you want to make a '3' appear in the right-most digit (digit 7, see page 4). This would require the illumination of segments A, B, C, D, G, and M (see page 4). This means that 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7G, and 7M must have 1s in the segment registers, and all other 7x segments must be a zero.

On the ES449, these segments are provided at pins 23 through 26 (page 5). Per page 6, and the ES449 schematic, pins 23 through 26 are connected to segment lines S12 through S15, in reverse order.

Now, flip your brain inside out once more. The following means that S12 through S15 have to get the following bit pattern:

S12: 0x02 (segs N:M:K:J)
S13: 0x0F (segs D:C:B:A)
S14: 0x04 (segs P:Q:G:H)
S15: 0x00 (segs x:E:F:x)

This means that the LCD registers must be set as follows:

LCDM7 = 0xF2; // S21:S20
LCDM8 = 0x04; // S23:S22

Q2: What frame rate should be used with this LCD?
A2: The LCD frame rate isn't tightly specified, it is more a function of the driver IC and a subjective evaluation. We have published sample code on our ES449 page that produces good results with this LCD.

Q3: What is the mounted height of this display?
A3: The flush-mounted height from the top of the PCB to the top of the glass is 0.200".

Q4: What is the overall height of the display?
A4: The original overall height of early units was 6.5mm, as indicated in the specification. That height has now changed to 8.9mm to accomodate thicker backlights for the SBLCDA2T transflective version.

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Please note that if your intent is to receive technical support, or you if have general questions regarding this item, it is best to contact SoftBaugh directly, by phone or e-mail.

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Return Policy:
We will gladly accept returns on products as long as you notify us for an RMA number within 30-days and the items are returned in a re-saleable condition. Non-defective returned products are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Items damaged due to misuse are not returnable.

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