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VK162-12

VK162-12

The VK162-12 is a 16x2 1U intelligent VFD display (Vacuum Fluorescent Display). Engineered to quickly and easily add a powerful HMI to any application. VFD Displays offer exception performance in extreme temperatures, keeping their quick response times, high (170 degree) viewing angle and long life.


Multiple communication protocols such as Serial RS232, TTL, I2C, and USB communication modes allow the VK162-12 VFD to be connected to a wide variety of host controllers.


Our Intelligent Character VFD displays provides you with a cost-effective industrial HMI user interface solution for that great product/project you are developing. These VFD displays features optional on-board medium digits, bar graphs all with the convenience of a 12 key matrix keypad will allow fast development for any application.


  • 16x2 Intelligent VFD
  • Available Interfaces: Serial RS232, TTL, I2C, and USB
  • Two available voltage options: 5V, and 9-15 (12V) Wide Voltage
  • 12 key matrix keypad or
  • 7 General Purpose Outputs
  • Software controlled contrast and brightness with configurable time-out setting up to 90 minutes
  • Built in Horizontal or Vertical bar graphs
  • Extended temperature available for extreme environments of -40C to 85C
  • High contrast display and wide viewing angles
  • Optional VFD Filters for high contract available
  • Fast and easy development
  • Designed, supported and Made in CANADA
  • Long life cycle
  • Customer headers available, please contact us
  • Semi-custom designs available
  • Long life production
  • Backed my Matrix Orbital's decades of research and development
Module
Family/SeriesIntelligent Display
Module Width (mm)80
Module Height (mm)36
Screen
Display TypeCharacter VFD
Viewing Area Width (mm)76
Viewing Area Height (mm)23
Active Area Width (mm)51.4
Active Area Height (mm)11.4
Resolution Width (Pixels)80
Resolution Height (Pixels)16
Pixel Pitch Width (mm)0.479
Pixel Pitch Height (mm)0.697
Pixel Width (mm)0.359
Pixel Height (mm)0.577
Character Columns16
Character Rows2
Character Pitch Width (mm)3.275
Character Pitch Height (mm)5.991
Character Width (mm)2.275
Character Height (mm)4.759
FontJapanese
Viewing DirectionAny
Viewing Angle170
HMI
TouchscreenNone
Keys16
Haptic FeedbackNone
Audio FeedbackNone
GPO's7
Advanced GPO'sNone
DOWOptional, 1
Integrated LED'sNone
Electrical
InterfaceRS232, TTL, I2C, USB
Command ProtocolMatrix Orbital
ControllerATMega8535
Minimum Voltage (Vdc)5
Typical Voltage (Vdc)5, 9-15
Maximum Voltage (Vdc)15
HeaderStandard
Environmental
Min. Operating Temp. (°C)-20, -40
Max. Operating Temp. (°C)70, 85
Min. Storage Temp. (°C)-40, -50
Max. Storage Temp. (°C)85

Downloads

 File NameRevisionSize 
 File NameRevisionSize 
Alphanumeric Software  Boot Logo40.03KiB

Description

Boot Logo is designed for modification of the startup screen for some alphanumeric displays with startup screens.

The user has the ability to use the normal text from the display\'s font table, and the 8 custom characters.

Compatible Displays:

LK/VK/PK162-12
LK/VK/PK202-25
LK/VK/PK202-24-USB
LK/VK204-24-USB

MOS-AL/AV/AP202
MOS-AL/AV204

All MX series

This application was written by Ray of LCD Studio. (Ray@lcdstudio.com)

Alphanumeric Software  Display Tuner407KiB

Description

This basic application allows you to test and set LCD Contrast, Brightness, VFD Brightness, set baudrate and send text to the display.

Compatible Displays:

All LK/VK/PK, MOS, MX and LCD/VFD series.

Alphanumeric Software  Custom Character Tool451.61KiB

Description

This simple program to give you hex values for custom characters.

This program allows you to see the hex values per lines for custom characters making implication easier. Simply download the program, uncompress and run. You will require Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1, it can be downloaded from here.


This application was written by Ray of LCD Studio. (Ray@lcdstudio.com)

For technical discussions and questions, please visit our forums

Alphanumeric Software  uProject1.42MiB

Description

uProject is an advanced testing software for Matrix Orbital displays. It allows testing of nearly all the features and allows test scripting and many other advanced features.

uProject (micro Project) is a series of different tools that should allow the testing of nearly all the features of most of our displays. uProject also features

scripting abilities to speed up testing or changing of a specific feature, such as backlight brightness or contrast.

 

All LK/VK/PK, MOS, MX and LCD/VFD series.

Alphanumeric Software  Boot Edit524.62KiB

Description

Boot Edit is designed for modification of advanced features of the LK/VK/PK USB and MX series. This is a more advanced version of the Boot Logo software.

Boot Edit allows the setting of these features:

  • Custom startup screen using custom characters
  • Power on GPO and FAN settings, such as speed, and frequency
  • LCD Contrast, backlight brightness and VFD brightness

Compatible Displays:

  • LK/VK/PK202-25
  • LK/VK/PK202-24-USB
  • LK/VK204-24-USB
  • MOS-AL/AV/AP202
  • MOS-AL/AV204
  • All MX series

Only the MX and USB series support the Edit GPO Defaults section.

This application was written by Ray of LCD Studio. (Ray@lcdstudio.com)

Application Notes

 File NameRevisionSize 
 File NameRevisionSize 
Application Notes  PDF Drawing for HTT70G-TPC Drawing (Rev 1.1).pdf276.33KiB

Description

PDF style Drawing for HTT70G-TPC PCB Revision 1.0 with oversized, bezel-less capacitive touch screen.

Application Notes  2D Drawing for the EVE2-38G-TPC3.09MiB

Description

DWG style Drawing for EVE2-38G-TPC PCB Revision 1.0.

Application Notes  PDF Drawing for EVE2-43G-TPT PCB Revision 1.0.225.25KiB

Description

PDF style Drawing for EVE2-43G-TPC PCB Revision 1.0.

Application Notes  2D Drawing for EVE2-43G-TPT PCB Revision 1.0.2.8MiB

Description

DWG style Drawing for EVE2-43G-TPC PCB Revision 1.0.

Documents

 File NameRevisionSize 
 File NameRevisionSize 
VK162-12  Manual for VK162-12 PCB Rev3.03.02.07MiB

Description

Manual for the VK162-12: Standard model PCB Rev3.0 or higher, USB model PCB Rev1.0 or higher.

VK162-12  PDF Drawing for VK162-12 Revision 3.03.094.79KiB

Description

PDF style Drawing for the Standard VK162-12 Revision 3.0.

VK162-12  2D Drawing for VK162-12 Revision 3.03.082.41KiB

Description

DWG style Drawing for the Standard VK162-12 Revision 3.0.

VK162-12  3D Drawing for VK162-12 Revision 3.03.03.55MiB

Description

Solidworks .step style 3D Drawing for the Standard VK162-12 PCB Revision 3.0.

VK162-12  Manual for PCB revision 2.20 to 2.302.20512.22KiB

Description

PCB Revision 2.20 to 2.30

VK162-12  PDF Drawing for VK162-12-USB Revision 1.01.0102.1KiB

Description

PDF style Drawing for the VK162-12-USB Revision 1.0.

VK162-12  2D Drawing for VK162-12-USB Revision 1.01.0206.26KiB

Description

DWG style Drawing for the VK162-12-USB Revision 1.0.

VK162-12   3D Drawing for VK162-12-USB Revision 1.01.04.68MiB

Description

Solidworks .step style 3D Drawing for the VK162-12-USB PCB Revision 1.0.

Available Options

  • PCB Rev: 3.2
  • Model: VK162-12
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $85.99USD
  • 25 or more $82.56USD
  • 50 or more $79.12USD
  • 100 or more $73.96USD
  • 200 or more $69.89USD
  • 500+ : Contact us

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