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Title Series Description Category
A Guide to Fundamental VFD Operation CU-Y Series, CU-U Series, CU-TE Series, CU-TW Series, GU-3000 Series, GU-7000 Series, GU-800 Series, GU-U100 Series, GU-B900 Series, GU-D Series, BC-VFD

Describes Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD)’s operating principles, basic structure, driving characteristics, timing, power supplies and precautions.

Application Notes, Custom Design
Arduino Code Library Quick Start Guide CU-Y Series, CU-U Series, GU-7000 Series, GE-7000 Series, GU-D Series

Arduino code library and how to launch the “Hello” example program.

Support Guide, Code Libraries
Bitmap Image Loader for GU-7900 GU-7000 Series

Stores images in GU-7900s’ onboard Flash ROM

Tools
Bitmap Image Tool for GU-7000 GU-7000 Series, GE-7000 Series

Convert popular format image data to GU-7000 formatted data

Tools
Bitmap Image Tool for GU-U100 GU-U100 Series

Select the bitmap image to convert into horizontal or vertical GU-U100 format data

Tools
Code Library CU-Y Series, CU-U Series, GU-3000 Series, GU-7000 Series, GU-U100 Series, GE-7000 Series

C++ code library and demo files for Atmel AVR MCU

Code Libraries
CU-U Application Note CU-U Series

For HD44780 LCD compatible CU-U VFD Module.
(02/05/2013) Clarified 4.2 Serial Interface diagram and added section 5 Font Selection.

Application Notes
CU-Y command descriptions with C++ sample code (PIC) CU-Y Series

CU-Y command descriptions with C++ sample code

Support Guide
CU-Y: Y Series easy starter guide CU-Y Series

Easy to follow starter guide for CU-Y modules

Support Guide
CUE-Y: Y Series Evaluation Software CU-Y Series

Record your actions and save the commands

Tools
Custom VFD Glass BC-VFD

VFD technology with its inherent flexibility can be utilized very effectively in unique display formats for specific customer applications.

Custom Design
Getting Started with GT-CP: Connect to Micro-controller (E-M-0199-xx) GT-CP Series

Please download and read the Getting Started with GT-CP: Connect to PC support document first.
This document follows the first support document and describes how to connect GT-CP to MicroController. The instructions in this document will walk you through the process of interfacing your GT-CP module with an embedded controller. This document uses our GT-CP code library for MSP430™.

Support Guide
Getting Started with GT-CP: Connect to PC (E-M-0198-xx) GT-CP Series

This guide is intended to inform the user on how to quickly and safely connect the GT module and learn how to easily store and display images and characters on GT-CP series modules using the GTOMP evaluation software.

Support Guide
GT Packer GT-CP Series

This tool provides the GUI to store the bitmap images to GU-TFT(GT-CP) module.
The GT Packer merged into the memory tool of GTOMP.

Tools
GT-1 Pass GT-1P Series

This tool (GT-1 Pass) provides a quick and easy way to evaluate a GT-1P TFT module via USB or UART. This application allows you to adjust the touch sensitivity and the backlight brightness on the modules.

Tools
GT-1P Series Application Note GT-1P Series

GT-1P series application note. This document describes the detail of the GT-1P module including principal of the FLETAS® touch screen, case study of sensitivity adjustment, configuration of the command-set, interface example, and more usable information to evaluate the module.

Application Notes
GT-Clone GT-CP Series

The GT-Clone is intended for producers or integrators to transfer their final projects created with GTOMP or other software to GT-CP on a production line.

Tools
GT-CP Communication on Linux GT-CP Series

Support Guide for GT-CP Communication on Linux.
This guide describes USB communication methods for the GT-CP modules using Linux:

  • Libusb.h Communication Library
  • Generic USB Driver
Support Guide
GT-CP Series Application Note GT-CP Series

GT-CP series application note. This document describes the detail of the GT-CP module including principal of the FLETAS® touch screen, case study of sensitivity adjustment, configuration of the command-set, interface example, font selection, programing example and more usable information to evaluate the module.

Application Notes
GT-EP Beginner Tutorial: Part 1 GT-EP Series

Part 1: Downloading and Installing the iDevTFT Development Environment.

Support Guide, Tutorial Video
GT-EP Beginner Tutorial: Part 2 GT-EP Series

Part 2: Connecting the GT-EP to a PC and installing the driver for the module.

Support Guide, Tutorial Video
GT-EP Beginner Tutorial: Part 3 GT-EP Series

Part 3: Creating a project and adding a menu file to that project.

Support Guide, Tutorial Video
GT-EP Beginner Tutorial: Part 4 GT-EP Series

Part 4: Explaining every single line of code in the example program that is automatically generated when you create your first menu file.

Support Guide, Tutorial Video
GT-EP Beginner Tutorial: Part 5 GT-EP Series

Part 5: Sending the example program to GT-EP and saving onto its NAND memory or an SD Card.

Support Guide, Tutorial Video
GT-VP Control Center GT-1P Series

This tool provides a quick and easy way to adjust brightness and touch sensitivity of a GT-VP(1P) TFT module via USB on a PC running Linux.

Tools
GTO TOOL GT-CP Series

This tool provides the GUI to evaluate and customize GU-TFT(GT-CP) module.
The GTO TOOL merged into the design tool of GTOMP.

Tools
GTOMP (BETA) | New GT-CP Support Tool Suite GT-CP Series

GTOMP provides a quick and easy way to evaluate our GT-CP module. This application allows you to display images on GT-CP modules, create graphical user interface (GUI) prototypes, and download touch setting package data. Choose from either USB or UART to communicate with any of our GT-CP displays.

This tool is our GTOP upgrade and combines our GT-Packer and GTO TOOL into a single support tool suite. The combined tools will not receive any more updates after GTOMP is released.

Note: This software is currently in BETA. We provide this software as a touch sensitivity monitor and touch package data download tool. so certain features are still in development and testing. Please read the user guide before using this tool.

Tools
GTOP | GT-CP Support Tool Suite GT-CP Series

This tool combines our GT-Packer and GTO TOOL into a single support tool suite, and provides a quick and easy way to evaluate our GT-CP (GU-TFT) module.

The GTOP merged onto GTOMP.

Tools
GU TFT Driver GT-CP Series

Installs a driver that allows easy communication between GU-TFT and PC with USB.

Tools
GU Tool Box GU-3000 Series, GU-B900 Series, GU-D Series

Read and change GU display module settings

Tools
GU-7000 Application Note GU-7000 Series

This application note describes GU-7000 series details which include 1) item number configuration, 2) block diagrams, 3) how to interface to the controller, 4) Command examples, and 5) how to set the test mode.

Application Notes
GU-7000: Command Description GU-7000 Series

Quick view of GU-7000B command category, code and description

Support Guide
GU-D Application Note GU-D Series

GU-D Series application note. This document describes the detail of the GU-D module including principal of the touch switch, case study of sensitivity adjustment, configuration of the command-set, interface example, font selection, programing example and more usable information to evaluate the module.

Application Notes
GU-TFT Tool GT-CP Series

This tool provides the ability to connect and evaluate the Noritake GU800X480A-C903P module with Windows PC.

We offer the new GT-CP modules and recommend to switch the GU800X480A-C903P with the GT-CP.

Tools
GUD10K GU-3000 Series, GU-7000 Series, GE-7000 Series

Record your actions and save the commands

Tools
How to create the menu using the highlight effect CU-Y Series

Create the menu select screen with highlight text

Support Guide
How to use the built-in font tables CU-Y Series

Select the international font and set the extended ASCII font table

Support Guide
How to use the custom font CU-Y Series

Convert the design, store and enable/disable the custom fonts

Support Guide
How to use the font magnification command CU-Y Series

Use the Vertical/Horizontal font magnification commands

Support Guide
iDevTFT: Development Software Suite GT-EP Series

The iDevTFT software is being developed to simplify the creation, editing and uploading of application menus, fonts and images into itron SMART TFTs.

Tools
Msousi: Program Macro Editor Compiler GU-3000 Series, GU-B900 Series, GU-D Series, TKU Touch Module, GT-CP Series

Edit and upload macro programs to GU-displays

Tools
MSP430 Code Library GU-D Series, GT-CP Series

C code library for IAR for MSP430

Code Libraries
Noritake Screen Layout Designer GU-3000 Series, GU-7000 Series, GE-7000 Series

Prototype your screen layout and determine the right module for you

Tools
Screen Layout Tool GU-3000 Series

Evaluate GU-3000B message modules. Record your actions and save the commands

Tools
Semi-Custom Touch Switch Application Note TKU Touch Module

Semi-Custom Touch Switch Module (4×4 Keypad) Application Note

Base model: TKU016CT-A100

Application Notes, Custom Design
STM32Discovery Code Library GU-D Series, GT-CP Series

C code library for IAR Workbench for ARM | STM32Discovery Board

Code Libraries
Text Encoding Converter for GU-7000 GU-7000 Series, GE-7000 Series

Convert text written in International,C,J,K code to GU-7000 format

Tools
TKU016CT-A100 Arduino Sample Code Guide TKU Touch Module

Describes how to send the commands to TKU016CT-A100 module by using Arduino 1.6.7 IDE libraries. This guide includes wiring examples and sample codes so you can easily follow the instructions and start the evaluation of the 4×4 Keypad module.

Support Guide
TKU016CT-A100 Evaluation Tool TKU Touch Module

This tool provides a quick and easy way to evaluate and customize TKU016CT-A100 (4×4 Keypad module) via UART.

Tools
Touch Screen Sensitivity Adjustment Guide GT-1P Series, GT-CP Series

This application note guides the users to adjust GT-VP and GT-CP modules Touchscreen sensitivity parameters via the touch setting files and reach expected performance within their environment/enclosure.

Application Notes
TT-07-3081 BC-VFD

VFD RELIABILITY TEST

Reliability Test
TT-12-3001 | Touch Switch/Panel Reliability Test Conditions GU-D Series, TKU Touch Module, Touch Panel, GT-CP Series

Touch switch/Panel Reliability Test Conditions

Reliability Test
TT-12-3002 EMI Window

EMI Shield window Reliability Test Condition

Reliability Test
TT-12-3301 TKU Touch Module, Touch Panel

Touch switch panel Quality Specification

Quality Specifications
TT-12-3302 EMI Window

Quality specification of EMI Shield Windows

Quality Specifications
TT-16-3301 TKU Touch Module, Touch Panel

Touch switch panel Quality Specification (with optional chemically tempered glass)

Quality Specifications
TT-17-3301 | Glass Panel Products Quality Specification GU-D Series, TKU Touch Module, Touch Panel, GT-1P Series, GT-EP Series, GT-CP Series

Panel Products Quality Specification (This spec describes the Quality criteria and the conditions to inspect the glass panel products which includes the touch-screen, touch-switch, and EMI shield.)

Quality Specifications
TT-91-3329 | VFD Quality Specifications (Character Type) CU-Y Series, CU-U Series, CU-TE Series, CU-TW Series

VFD Quality Specifications (Dot Character Type)

Quality Specifications
TT-91-3331

VFD Quality Specifications (Other than Character and Dot Matrix Type)

Quality Specifications
TT-93-3336 | VFD Quality Specifications (Dot Matrix Type) GU-3000 Series, GU-7000 Series, GU-800 Series, GU-U100 Series, GU-B900 Series, GU-D Series

VFD Quality Specifications (Dot Matrix Type)

Quality Specifications
TT-98-3413 | Module Products Quality Specifications CU-Y Series, CU-U Series, CU-TE Series, CU-TW Series, GU-3000 Series, GU-7000 Series, GU-800 Series, GU-U100 Series, GU-B900 Series, GE-7000 Series, GU-D Series, TKU Touch Module, GT-1P Series, GT-EP Series, GT-CP Series

Module Product Quality Specifications

Quality Specifications
TT-99-3102 | Display Module Products Reliability Test Conditions CU-Y Series, CU-U Series, CU-TE Series, CU-TW Series, GU-3000 Series, GU-7000 Series, GU-800 Series, GU-U100 Series, GU-B900 Series, GE-7000 Series, GU-D Series, TKU Touch Module, GT-1P Series, GT-EP Series, GT-CP Series

Module Reliability Test

Reliability Test