I am working on a personal project that will feature an LCD panel and push buttons to control the graphical user interface. For the LCD I would like to use the SHARP LS020B1DD01D (for the specifications, see http://www.panelook.com/LS020B1DD01D_SHARP_2.0_LCM_parameter_20847.html) due to the size dimensions and resolution. I have been researching for several days, trying to find a compatible display driver for it, but as I am not very experienced with using separate LCD's and display drivers yet (up until now, I have been using display modules that already include the driver board), I am having trouble finding the right part for the job.

Are there certain key specifications that I should be looking for? How does one usually go about choosing the best display driver for their embedded system projects? Are there any online resources that could be helpful for finding a solution or learning more about this subject matter?

Note: Like I said, I don't have much experience with this, so please forgive me. I appreciate any feedback you can provide.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Notice the word "discontinued" here. Please also remember that if you want help with an item, it is highly likely that the data sheet should be easily downloaded and not require some form of login to obtain it. \$\endgroup\$ – Andy aka Jul 9 '18 at 11:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ Fair point. My apologies. \$\endgroup\$ – MrHallows Aug 5 '18 at 17:22

If you are building an embedded type project you may want to steer away from this LCD panel. The device requires four power supply voltages and is setup to need a controller to drive it that can provide a video frame rate of 60Hz. In other words this device does not contain any internal memory to persist its display like you would want for a simple embedded device.

There are plenty of small color graphic displays available in the market that include the controller as part of the display and then your embedded MCU just has to load the display image to RAM in that controller. After that the controller will take care of keeping the display refreshed without the MCU having to supply that data 60 times a second.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ You are right. It is one of the very few displays I've been able to find that fit the 2.0" screen size and 240x160 pixel resolution, which is perfect for the project. Albeit, I have found a few other (closely similar) options with well supported drivers and internal RAM that are currently in production. I appreciate your feedback. \$\endgroup\$ – MrHallows Aug 5 '18 at 17:45

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