A close-up image of the HD44780 LCD (16×2), a dot-matrix liquid crystal display capable of displaying characters and symbols.

HD44780 LCD (16×2)

The HD44780 LCD (16×2) is a dot-matrix liquid crystal display with a resolution of 16×2 characters. It utilizes the HD44780 dot-matrix liquid crystal display controller and driver LSI to display alphanumerics, Japanese kana characters, and symbols. This LCD can be configured to operate under the control of either a 4- or 8-bit microprocessor. All necessary functionalities including display RAM, character generator, and liquid crystal driver, required for driving a dot-matrix liquid crystal display are integrated into a single chip. This allows for a minimal system to be interfaced with this controller/driver.

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