MCP23S17 fast 16-bit I/O expander on board Industry standard SPI communication LCD contrast potentiometer
The Serial LCD Adapter Board is used to connect a 2×16 or 4×20 character LCD to your development board or prototype device. The board features a potentiometer used for LCD contrast adjustment. A 16-bit I/O expander is provided on the board, thus decreasing the number of MCU pins needed for running the display. The expander features SPI clock speeds up to 10 MHz for higher-throughput applications. A long flat cable with IDC10 female header connector is attached to the board, which allows you to connect this board to a compatible 2×5-pin header. Development systems by mikroElektronika have compatible 2×5 port expansion headers built in.
Use in your own design While this board was created originally for mikroElektronika's development systems, it's certainly possible to use in your own project. To do so, you may want to pick up IDC10 box headers that you can solder onto your PCB, or an EasyTEST board and jumper wires to wire it up however you need to.
Note: This board uses 5V power supply only.
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