1.6″ LCD Nokia 5110 LCD Module
used with Raspberry pi and Arduino
Great for DIY project
All necessary functions for the display are provided in a single chip, including on-chip generation of LCD supply and bias voltages, resulting in a minimum of external components and low power consumption
The module comes with the PCD8544 interface IC which makes this module easy to use with low-level microcontrollers. It communicates through SPI protocol and hence does not require more pins. The module also has a readily available library for Arduino which makes it ideal even for novice programmers.
How to use Nokia 5110 Display module:
The Nokia 5110 module is commonly used with Arduino but it can also be used with any microcontroller that supports SPI communication. The module works on 3.3V and hence all the pins are only 3.3V tolerant according to the datasheet. So if you are using a 5V microcontroller (which most of us do) then it is recommended to use a logic level shifter like a potential divider to access the SPI pins of the display module.