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AN56384 - PSoC® 1 Segment LCD Direct Drive | Cypress Semiconductor

AN56384 - PSoC® 1 Segment LCD Direct Drive

Last Updated: 
Aug 25, 2015

AN56384 explains implementation of software based multiplexed segment LCD driver in PSoC® 1 device. PSoC 1 with its MCU and mixed signal resources offers segment LCD drive as one of the value added feature apart from implementing other major functions.


Segment LCDs are available in two forms – segment LCD glass and the segment LCD module, which comes with an inbuilt driver. Many times, it is difficult to get all the required display features on a LCD module. One possibility is to use a custom LCD glass with an external driver. However, this increases the cost of the system. Cypress PSoC chip can do segment LCD glass drive besides executing some other major tasks with its configurable digital/analog hardware and with its 8-bit MCU. It integrates multiple functions of the system within a single chip offering significant BOM savings.

To assist in design development, PSoC Designer provides SLCD user module. It supports following features:

  • Multiplexed LCD glass drive, 1/2 bias
  • 2, 3 and 4 common LCD drive
  • 30Hz to 150Hz refresh rate
  • Type A waveform
  • Contrast control 



Example Project

Supported H/W and S/W Supported PSoC1 Devices
PSoC Designer Version H/W Kit CY8C20xxx CY8C21xxx CY8C22xxx CY8C23xxx CY8C24xxx CY8C27xxx CY8C28xxx CY8C29xxx
Yes 5.4 CP1 CY3280-28xx Capsense Controller Board     x34    x23, x34       x45       x33 x23A, x94 x43 xxx x66