I'm looking for a small LCD module for use with my mega128. I need it to display 30 characters (16x2 character format looks good) including the time, date and some other bits and pieces on information (alphanumeric).
Reading through other posts, I am aware that that I can use my I2C, UART or a parallel communication. I would prefer to avoid the later as I don't any sequential sets of pins left over.
Looking through catalogs however, I can only find parallel connected LCDs and there is a big range in price.
Can anyone recommend a specific LCD module that they use, preferably I2C or RS232, or a hardware solution that might be used to connect a parallel LCD screen (e.g. RS232 -> parallel 'converter').
Any ideas or suggestions much appreciated!