Monday, June 30, 2008

Nokia 3310 PCD8544 Based Graphical LCD Demo





Ah. Happy New Year!! This is one cool graphical LCD. Not only it is easy to programme, the Nokia 3310 LCD also consumes low power. I manage to get hold of one of this from a friend of mine who is no longer wanting his Nokia 3310 cellphone. =)
Therefore, I decided to dismantle the cellphone and see what I could do with its individual parts. And, what really interest me was the LCD screen.

The Nokia 3310 is based on a PCD8544 Controller which is manufactured by Philips. With this controller, you can easily interface any PICs to it via SPI.






A simple text demo. Also a New Year's greeting. :)




Its pinout is as follows:-
1 - VDD ==> Input voltage.
2 - SCK ==> Serial Clock.
3 - SDI ==> Serial Data Input.
4 - D/C ==> Data/Command Input.
5 - SCE ==> Chip Select.
6 - GND ==> Ground.
7 - VOUT ==> VLCD.
8 - RES ==> Reset.



There are quite a few source codes available out there on how to control the LCD with a PIC. One good instance can be found in Michel Bavin's website. His firmware was coded in CCS-C. He has done a great job by providing good explainations on the functions of his Nokia 3310 LCD codes. I do not have CCS-C, therefore I decided to translate some of his codes to Hi-Tech C and add alittle features to it. Both codes uses 'bit-banging' SPI. =)





There, the picture to the left is another snapshot of it. Here, I added a function to plot a smooth continuous line and its plot time is surprisingly rather fast. There's also the typical bar plot as shown below. The firmware provided here runs a demo program at main( ) to generate random numbers and plotting them on the LCD using both bar and continuously line plot. Simply adjust the delay in the programme to control the speed of the plot. It's cool to see animation, rather than a still picture. ;-)



Graphical animation of random number plots using both bar and continuous line plots.





Okay, I guess this should be it. Most of the explainations of the firmware are already provided in the C source file. Check it out. And as usual, here is the source code and the schematics. =)


Schematics : Nokia3310schem.jpg
Source codes :
Nokia_3310_LCD.zip

SpecialThanks:geocities.com/dariuskrail20

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://leahjoseph.wordpress.com

http://ceskypooh.wordpress.com

http://jimcaro.wordpress.com

http://www.unlawyer.net

http://www.yugatech.com

http://www.selaplana.com

http://www.aboutmyrecovery.com

http://www.macuha.com

http://abuggedlife.com

http://philhord.com/phord

http://rimart.net

http://www.mindanaobloggers.com

http://www.retzwerx.com

http://toni.marikit.net

http://www.alleba.com/blog/

http://ryansalvaneraonline.ph PR3

http://clickmomukhamo.com PR3

http://www.tingog.com PR4

http://rhodilee.com PR3

http://reynaelena.com PR3

http://www.basapa.com PR3

http://www.ladygadfly.com PR1

http://blogkadahan.com PR3

http://www.motoristangpinoy.com PR2

http://apples-pie.com/blog PR3

http://gmtristan.com

http://alfamercado.com

http://silkenhut.com

http://marcvillanueva.com

http://sesantos.com.ph PR3

http://www.jehzlau-concepts.com PR2

http://www.taintedsong.com PR6

http://www.kubiertos.com

http://jaypeeonline.net PR2

http://justemaristel.com

http://www.blogalag.com PR2

http://www.pinoyblogero.com PR3

http://matsocampo.wordpress.com PR3

http://www.pinoytechblog.com PR3

http://manilenya.com PR4

http://www.bikoy.net PR4

http://www.kotsengkuba.com PR2

http://www.misteryosa.com PR3

http://www.abuggedlife.com PR4

http://dexfamily.wordpress.com PR3

http://rebelpixel.com PR5

http://clickmomukhamo.com PR3

http://www.pinoycook.net PR3

http://www.thatgirlwasme.com PR3

http://www.kontrapelo.com PR3

http://mikeabundo.com PR4

http://www.haravata.com/blog/ PR4

http://www.ajalapus.com/ PR6

http://arellevalla.com 0

http://www.haravata.com PR4

http://blog.box.com.ph PR4

http://lakbaypilipinas.com 0

http://kwentongtambay.com PR4

http://www.vespinoy.com PR4

http://pinoyambisyoso.com PR3

http://pinoyblogmachine.com PR2

http://www.pinay.org PR3

http://daragang-magayon.com 0

http://www.filipinasoul.com PR3

http://cyberbaguioboy.com.ph PR4

http://www.sharmskee.com PR4

http://www.jonasdiego.com PR3

http://aboutmyrecovery.com PR3

http://projectmanila.com PR4

http://www.guitarchic.net PR4

http://poochycat.com PR3

http://www.arcskyline.com 0

http://www.lheeanne.com 0

http://sweetagring.com 0

http://5thirtyone.com/ PR4

http://codamon.com/ PR3

http://www.starmometer.com/ PR4

http://www.ourawesomeplanet.com/ PR4

http://skirmisher.org/ PR4

http://www.mixph.com/ PR4

http://migs.wordpress.com/ PR5

http://drawwriteplay.com/ PR3

http://www.pinoypress.net/ PR5

http://www.lagahit.com/

http://whoridesavespa.com/

http://blogwerx.net/

http://www.buhaykorea.com/ PR4

http://cureless.net/

http://www.bloggingmix.com/

http://pinoyfood.nimrodel.net/ PR4

http://winterheim.wordpress.com/ PR5

http://thepinoy.net/ PR4

http://www.franchise.mixph.com/

http://filipinaimages.com/ PR4

http://www.bluemumble.com/

http://conradmiguel.com/

http://phstars.com/

http://evilwoobie.com/

http://www.pinoyfansclub.com/

http://bloggista.com/

http://technobiography.edongskey.com/

http://batangbaler.net/

http://cantalktech.com/

http://blog.edarevalo.net/

http://www.allanjosephbatac.com/

http://doorlight.ihousha.net

http://www.rickey.org/

http://www.brownbaron.com/

http://anton.blogs.com/

http://racoma.com.ph/

http://www.pinkseo.net/

http://sachachua.com/

http://www.styleitless.com/

http://www.eatingfabulous.com/

http://www.insideonlinevideo.com/

http://www.sheknowsbest.com/

http://www.filipinasoul.com/

http://www.shaicoggins.com/

http://ederic.tinig.com/

http://www.batangyagit.com/

http://www.pcij.org/blog/

http://houseonahill.net/

http://max.limpag.com/

http://luved.net/

http://blog.jammedph.com

http://www.quezon.ph/

http://selfhelpdiva.com/

http://paraz.com/

http://www.theaftermac.com/

http://www.dailyblogtips.com

http://www.searchenginejournal.com

http://www.awadallah.com

http://www.blogmad.net

http://mashable.com

http://www.dailyblogtips.com

http://www.searchenginejournal.com

http://blog.mediawhiz.com

http://www.awadallah.com

http://newteevee.com

http://www.shaunlow.com

http://scobleizer.com

http://litemind.com

http://www.garryconn.com



EXTRA

http://komski.net

http://greenbucks.info

http://kalawakan.info

http://kokeymonster.com

http://www.kutserongkulot.com

http://kingdaddyrich.com

http://pinoypetblog.com

http://jrocas.com.ph

http://imomonline.net

http://www.pinoymoneytalk.com

http://www.filipinasoul.com/

http://arpeelazaro.com

http://greenpinoy.com

http://www.mixph.com

http://myfilipinowedding.com

http://katesgasis.com PR 3

http://pinoyfood.nimrodel.net

http://www.franchise.mixph.com

http://rhodilee.com/

http://thepinoy.net

http://rimart.net

http://www.lakwatsero.com

http://kutitots.com

http://samjuan.com/

http://wifelysteps.com

http://www.ajalapus.com

http://www.retzwerx.com

http://bloggista.com W

http://www.topblogs.com.ph





ENGLISH BLOGS

http://www.bloggernoob.com

http://skirmisher.org

http://www.whydowork.com

Anonymous said...

dudz mag-comment ka sa mga blogs na yan.pangdagdag traffic.

divya chirsty said...

The blog is absolutely fantastic. Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need.
Ecommerce Web Designing Company Magento Web Development Company Joomla Web Design Company