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Connecting graphical LCDs to PC via Parallel Port
« on: April 08, 2004, 03:50:03 AM »

ok, we have all connected basic alphanumeric LCD (20x4, 16x2 etc) to parallel ports, but what about a

120x32dot Graphic LCD display with backlight??

http://cgi.****.co.uk/ws/****ISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=36332&item=3808348583

does anyone know how to connect this baby up to a parrel port, like the ones at crystal fontz.com?  :-?

Well at least it isnt a laptop LCD ^_^
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2004, 10:40:58 AM »

The general answer for this is:
1) determine the controller model number
2) find what if any software supports it
3) look at that software's site for diagrams for wiring--not everyone uses the same standard (better progs let you choose a wiring standard in software)

In general I prefer to pick the software first then look at what list of controllers it supports (and even which it supports *best*) before shopping for hardware.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2004, 10:48:38 AM »

Looks like this could be a proble, i think i will leave it. Thanks anyway!  8)
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2004, 07:43:53 PM »

If the controller is either a T6963c or SED1330, you can use PowerLCD.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2004, 07:10:55 AM »

Thanks alot viridius,
I have e-mailed the author of PowerLCD asking/requesting info about that chipset, thanks for the link, much appreciated!
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2004, 11:11:18 AM »

The controler info is


Specifications:

Manufacturer p/n: Vikay VK5121ELYG

Module dimensions: 84 x 44mm

Display dimensions: 62 x 24mm

Controller IC: SED1520F

Backlight: Electroluminescent

Datasheet: VK5121.pdf

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2004, 08:48:49 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2004, 10:32:11 AM »

o_0
I hadent seen THAT  :)

Thanks alot, i may get one too!  :D
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2004, 10:41:02 AM »

Just don't go bidding against me though  :D
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