16×3 LCD Display for Arduino, ST7038S Driver, I2C Interface

Low Price: 16×3 LCD display price is always about $1. China Factories can produce in large quantities.

Low Power Consumption: Compared to TFT displays, it consumes lower power. Thus, it is suitable for portable or handheld products.

Easy Integration: The ST7038S IC is simple. Engineers can quickly develop the program with the sample code in any embedded system, like 8051, ARDUINO, ARM, and Raspberry Pi. With the help of the FPC cable connector, factories can easily integrate it into the products.

SKU: GFC1603NT Category:

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This 16×3 LCD display is a character LCD Module with STN panel / 16×3 Characters  / 6800 4-bit, 8-bit mode Parallel or I2C Interface / ST7038S IC Controller / FPC Connector / Customizable Backlight Color.

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Technical Details

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Product Datasheet: GFC1603NT
Control IC Datasheet: ST7038S


Model / Series Name GFC1603NT
Display Format 16×3 Characters
Module Size WxHxD (mm) 66.00 x 35.50 x 4.60
LCD Active Area WxH (mm) 57.06 x 22.34
Contrast Ratio 300:1
Response Time 100ms
Control IC or Equivalent ST7038S
IC Package Type COG, FPC connector
Interface Type 6800 4-bit Parallel , 6800 8-bit Parallel, I2C
Viewing Direction 6:00
LED Backlight Color Blue / Yellow-Green / White / Grey
Display Type Positive or Negative
Drive Power Supply Voltage 3.0V/3.3V
Operating Temperature -20 ~ +70ºC
Storage Temperature -30 ~ +80ºC


More Details

This 16×3 LCD display module can display 16 characters per line by 3 rows.

It can provide various color preferences, like black text on a yellow-green background or white text on a blue background. Furthermore, you can choose a Positive or Negative mode.


An ST7038S IC provides 6800 4/8-bit parallel or I2C interface.

This character LCD module is easily controlled by a microcontroller unit (MCU) such as PIC, Arduino, ARM, or Raspberry Pi.

Then you can use it in any embedded systems, like industrial devices, security systems, medical equipment, and handheld devices.

The FPC cable connector can save space in small applications. And it is so flexible that factories can easily integrate it into the product. Meanwhile, you can customize the shape of FPC to fix your requirement.

It has a wide operating temperature range (-20 ~ +70ºC). And it is compliant with RoHS regulations.


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Additional information

Display Type





Parallel, MCU, SPI, RGB

Touch Screen