Configurable Backlight Breathes New Life Into LCD Display Module

LCD Display Module
LCD Display Module
UK and European Supplier of LCD Display Modules
UK and European Supplier of LCD Display Modules

Display specialist, Intelligent Display Solutions (IDS), has announced the introduction of its COG (chip on glass) Alphanumeric LCD Display Module range.

This new range of LCD displays from IDS has 2 rows of 16 characters and offers a low cost, low energy and easy to implement solution for embedded systems. Furthermore, these modules are available in a wide choice of backlight colours, and also offer developers dynamic multi-colour solutions.

"This style of alphanumeric LCD has been around for a while, but remains a popular and effective method for displaying data," said Adrian Amor, Director at IDS.

"What is new, is that we have ‘refreshed’ this approach by adding new backlight colours, enabling a more modern appearance for this type of display. The backlight colour can be dynamically changed, helping to bring attention to alarm conditions or system status"

The COG Alphanumeric LCD Display Module supports various LCD modes, including STN Positive, STN Negative, FSTN Positive, FSTN Negative and FFSTN Negative. It is also available with various LED backlight colours that include White, Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow/Green and RGB.

“Designers will now have the flexibility to benefit from the low cost and low energy of LCD, yet develop a product with the style and the look they need, including an RGB option,” said Adrian Amor. “Or they will be able to change the look of an existing product at no extra cost, or maybe match corporate colours or simply make their design look unique.”

IDS support the product range with Arduino and Pi code and breakout boards and demos to enable implementation as fast as possible.

This range of displays is available through RS Components. Further information and documentation is available on the following web page:[...]

IDS were established in 2001 by a team of display industry experts. Over time they have built up a wealth of knowledge about both the technical approach and the user interface approach to designing displays using LCD, TFT and OLED technologies for many applications. IDS have helped develop new and innovative displays, helping customers to enhance their products, with some even receiving awards for design and application.

About Intelligent Display Solutions (IDS)

IDS is a division of Intelligent Group Solutions Ltd (IGS) a well established and respected industry leading display and opto-electronics solutions provider. Much of IGS’ business comes from providing semi-custom or custom products both in component and sub-assembly form.

IDS/IGS is a privately owned company and the owners are fully involved in the running of the business. All the senior staff have been involved with the opto-electronics industry for at least 15 years and are dedicated to ensuring that ILS is an innovative and highly successful operation.


Adrian Amor, Director, Intelligent Group Solutions Ltd.

Tel: +44 (0) 1635 294600

E-mail: info(at)