Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Nokia LCD Interfacing

Due to their wide availability in the local markets, old Nokia LCDs are the best alternatives for those expensive GLCDs. They can be bought cheaply at many cellphone parts shops (N3310 lcds usually cost only around Php100 each). Interfacing them with microcontrollers can easily be done using serial communication (e.g. SPI protocol).

Nokia 3530/3510i LCD
98x67 pixels , 4096 colors

Nokia 6610/6100 LCD
132x132 pixels, 4096 colors
(good backlights,
but the connector is difficult to use)

Nokia 3310/5110 LCD
84x48 pixels, monochrome
(very common and relatively cheap)

some links for N3310/N5110 LCDs:
Using Nokia 3310 LCD as Display for PIC Projects
Nokia 3310 LCD LPH7779
Nokia 3310 LCD Image Encoder
DIY scope using Z8F0823 and N3310 LCD


  1. Please send me you source code for model Nokia 6610.,3687.260.html
    It dont work - GLE = 0x000036B1, but it compiled in debug mode .

  2. sample source codes (for MCUs) for interfacing N6610 lcd:

    also, bitmap encoder:

  3. hi,
    is it possible to use a nokia 3500C lcd with a PIC?

    please do let me know.