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Nokia 3310/3330/3390 LCDs (with PCD8544 Controller)

Nokia 3310/3330/3390 LCDs (with PCD8544 Controller)

I recently bought two Nokia LCDs from eBay seller talktalkmobiles, and each came with a free Torx-8 screwdriver.
The screens come from Nokia 3310, 3330 and 3390, and haveĀ built-in Philips PCD8544 controllers.

It has 8 pins on the back of the LCD.


  1. V+ (+3.3V)
  2. Sclk
  3. Sda
  4. DorC
  5. Cs
  6. Ground
  7. Vout (DC/DC voltage converter)
  8. Reset

For more information, Check out This Thread at or the datasheet.

SparkFun FT232RL Breakout Board

SparkFun FT232RL Breakout Board

This little guy will be making his appearance in some future electronics projects 


From SparkFun Electronics, this little guy is a USB to UART converter, I’ll see what kind of fun I can have with it.

SparkFun Electronics says:

[This is a…] basic breakout board for FTDI’s popular USB to UART IC. Now with
internal oscillator and EEPROM, the FT232RL is an impressive IC!

VCCIO is now tied to 3.3V through a solder jumper. You have the
option of clearing this jumper and tying the VCCIO pin to 5V or any
other IO voltage you need.


  • Implements full v2.0 USB protocol
  • Needs no external crystal
  • Internal EEPROM for device ID and Product Description strings
  • Royalty-Free Driver support for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX