Tag - Display

LCD Glass Panel - Liquid Crystal Display

LCD Display – Fundamentals

LCD or Liquid Crystal Display is a flat electronic display which is very commonly used in digital watches, calculators, laptops, televisions etc. It make use of light modulating properties of  liquid crystal and polarization of light for its operation. Low power consumption, less thickness and less weight of LCD enables its use in battery powered and portable applications. Prerequisites Light is an electromagnetic radiation which stimulates sight and make things visible. It is produced by vibration of electric charges, having both electric [...]

Multiplexing of Seven Segment Displays with PIC Microcontroller

When a Seven Segment Display is interface with PIC Microcontroller it needs minimum 7 pins to display a value. But real time applications like Digital Clock, Calculator, Digital Watch requires 3-6 seven segment displays. Lets assume that we need 6 digit display, ie we need 7 segment * 6 Display = 42 pins. Thus we actually need Microcontroller with 42 output pins. This is waste and not economical to use lot of pins of a Microcontroller just for display. The simplest [...]