1.8" Color TFT LCD Display

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128x160 1.8" TFT Display

DT018ATFT is a display module that contains a TFT display with a 160 * 128 RGB resolution. The driver used for this 1.8 inch LCD is the Ilitek ILI9163C (or compatible) and can display 262K colors. The driver is mounted on the glass and the interconnection via FPC including components to drive the display module.

Technical Overview

Diagonal Screen Size 1.8 inch
Display Resolution 128 (RGB) x 160
Viewing Angle 6 o'clock
Interface Type MCU Parallel, RGB, 3-Wire SPI
Brightness 280 cd/m2
LCD Driver IC Ilitek ILI9163C
Module Size (w x h) 34 x 46.7 mm
Active Area (w x h) 28.03 x 35.04 mm
Pixel Size 0.219 x 0.219 mm
Operating Temperature -20 ~ 70°C

Technical Support Notes

Display Brightness

The display brightness is controlled through a backlight circuit or hard wired.

Connecting to the Display

You can connect to the display in several ways:

  • RGB
  • MCU
  • 3-Wire SPI (also known as "3-line Serial Interface Protocol", 9-bit data)
    Note: ILI9163C Datasheets improperly (not traditional) refer to SPI as a Serial Interface. Please see timing diagram in 6.2.1 called "3-line Serial Interface Protocol"

The DT018ATFT does not support 4-Wire SPI (also known as "4-line Serial Interface Protocol", 8-bit data, which includes a separate D/C signal line). DT018ATFT does not support this since the signal in ILI9163C datasheet called "SPI4" is hard coded to 0. However, a custom version of the FPC can be tooled to expose the proper 4-Wire SPI signals - please contact us for more details.

Sample Code

The provided display driver example code is designed to work with Microchip, however it is generic enough to work with other micro-controllers. The code includes display reset sequence, initialization and example PutPixel() function.

The 3-Wire SPI Demo Sample Code Package includes:

  • code to display some test patterns to the screen
  • movie of the demo