8x2 Character LCD - Silver Bezel (Parallel Interface)

This compact 8 x 2 LCD is great for small microcontroller projects where you want more than just a blinking LED for feedback. This unit uses the standard HD44780 parallel interface and features a black bezel.


This little 8-character, 2-line parallel liquid crystal display is a generic equivalent of the Optrex DMC-50448N-AAE-AD LCD. Except for the silver bezel, it is virtually identical to the version that is incorporated into our Orangutan, Orangutan LV-168, and Orangutan SV-328 robot controllers and 3pi robot. It uses the common HD44780 interface, so sample interface code is widely available for a variety of microcontrollers. This is the smallest package we know of for this familiar interface.

You can find sample HD44780 LCD interface code written for a variety of AVR microcontrollers as part of the Pololu AVR library.


Size:     40 x 35 x 7 mm
Viewing area:     30 x 14 mm
Dot size:     0.5 x 0.5 mm
Character size:     2.78 x 4.49 mm
Weight:     12 g

General specifications

Minimum logic voltage:     4.5 V
Maximum logic voltage:     5.5 V
Supply current:     2 mA