Chipsets compatable with Hitachi HD44780?


This is a follow-on from my previous post about sourcing a larger character LCD display....

I've found a LCD display that looks like it might do, it's got larger characters than the norm (about 10mm by 5 mm). Heres' the link...

The datasheet says the controller type is SPLC780D. The LiquidCrystal() library claims to work with "Hitachi HD44780 (or a compatible) chipset".

My question is, will the LiquidCrystal() library work with this display? is it compatible with the SPLC780D chipset?


Google's 2nd result.

That seems to answer your question.
Remember that compatible chipset doesn't mean same pinout.
So you need to check the datasheet before you go out to order one of those.

According to my notes the SPLC780D has an extended set of character patterns in the CGROM which shouldn't affect it's compatibility with the LiquidCrystal library.

(This means that 'note 2' on that chart also applies to the SPLC780D)


Thanks guys!