LCD Modules are Available in 3 Options: TN, STN and FSTN LCD

LCD Modules are Available in 3 Options: TN, STN and FSTN LCD
March 10, 2017 Eric Hawkins
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FSTN LCD (Film compensated Super Twisted Nematic)

FSTN LCD monochrome displays contain a retardation film applied to the STN display to produce a black and white display. This produces a higher contrast and wider viewing angle then STN or TN.

Note: • Basic color options are black/white and blue/white • FSTN is the most expensive of the three options

STN LCD (Super Twisted Nematic)

STN LCD monochrome displays require less power and are less expensive to manufacture than TFT’s.  They produce a sharper contrast then TN but less sharp then FSTN.  Basic color options are Gray, Blue and Yellow/Green (most common). Other colors are available through the use of filters.

Note: • Basic color options are Gray, Blue and Yellow/Green • STN are the most popular option today.

TN LCD (Twisted Nematic)

TN LCD monochrome displays are the lowest cost of the three options. Contrast is not as sharp as STN and FSTN. Primary color options are black letters on a grey background. Other colors are available through the use of filters.

Note: • Basic color options are black letters on a grey background • TN has a faster response time than STN.

Character LCD module (aka alphanumeric LCD display)  The majority of character LCD modules listed below are STN 8 x 1 LCD Display, 8 x 2 LCD Display, 16 x 1 LCD Display, 16 x 2 LCD Display, 16 x 4 LCD Display, 20 x 2 LCD Display, 20 x 4 LCD Display, 24 x 2 LCD Display, 40 x 1 LCD Display, 40 x 2 LCD Display, 40 x 4 LCD Display.

Segment Display (aka static LCD displays, seven segment display, glass only LCD display)  The majority of segment displays listed below are TN, but can be ordered in STN 7(seven) segment LCD display, 14(fourteen) segment LCD display, 16(sixteen) segment LCD displays, multiplex, mux, common mode LCD.

Graphic Displays (aka dot matrix LCD module)  The majority of Graphic Displays listed below are FSTN, but can be order in STN 122 x 32 graphic LCD display, 128 x 128 graphic LCD display, 128 x 64 graphic LCD display, 240 x 64 graphic LCD display

Custom displays  Custom Displays can be ordered as TN, STN and FSTN We can customize any character, segment, or graphic LCD to your requirement needs.