TFT Devices

A thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT LCD) is a variant of a liquid-crystal display (LCD) that uses thin-film transistor (TFT) technology to improve image qualities such as addressability and contrast. A TFT LCD is an active-matrix LCD, in contrast to passive-matrix LCDs or simple, direct-driven LCDs with a few segments.

TFT LCDs are used in appliances including television sets, computer monitors, mobile phones, handheld video game systems, personal digital assistants, navigation systems and projectors.


The BD663474 is a 240x320 "Chip-on-Glass" display driver. It is used in the WaveShare LCD22.


The ILI9163 is a 128x160 "Chip-on-Glass display driver. It is often used at a resolution of 128x128 with small 1.44" displays advertised on eBay as replacements for the Hokia 5110 displays.


The ILI9340 is a common chip used on smaller 2.2" displays at 240x320. It is used in some of Adafruit's 2.2" displays.


The ILI9481 is used in many of the 3.2" displays on eBay such as the a version of the HY-3.2TFT.


The Picadillo-35T is an embedded display solution from 4D Systems. It features a 320x480 HX8357 TFT display and PIC32 microcontroller. chipKIT™ Uno32™ compatible headers make this a very convenient system for rapid development.


320x240 TFT driver as used in the popular TFT_320QVT from eBay.


A commonly used separate driver chip often used with larger displays and sometimes even as a VGA adapter. We have tested it with a generic 7" 800x480 TFT display.


Used in the Adafruit 1.8" display this display can run at 128x160.