Using 8-bit parallel interfacing for hd47780 compatible lcd's, has anybody put pullup resistors on the databus to help with the transient delay? Would this even help at all?
If the port is set as an output, the port will actively pull high as well as low. So, there should be no benefit except higher power consumption.
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I've never had the need to have pull-ups on the "LCD bus".
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I don't recall seeing any data the the slew rate is different for the AVR IO pins to drive high or low. But, if you wish, you can download the IBIS model files from atmel.com and examine the characteristics of the buffer drivers for the AVR.
If I wanted to "speed things up a bit" the rise time of the data bus to an LCD is not the first place I would focus my attention. In fact, its probably not a place I'd even look at at all. Perhaps if you could explain in more detail what you are seeking to do there might be other, more productive, suggestions.
Short answer: No resistor(s).
JC (Neither Jim, nor Jim, nor Johan)
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To amplify a little on DocJC's suggestion, it might be worth while to understand What it is that you want to "speed up"? Electrical bus speed is rarely an issue for LCDs. Speed issues are more likely in the software that pumps the data onto the bus. So, if you can explain a bit more what you are after or what the problem is, we might be able to help.
The E pulse needs to be 500ns. Thats half a micro second. Not 500usec. Not 500ms. What usually happens is that somebody wants to use an lcd, they get an example thats a couple of years old that was for a 4mhz cpu and all the delays were hardcoded or tweaked until it worked, then no more optimization was done. This same example on a 16mhz cpu would run 4x slower right off the bat. Also, some of the library routines set each bit of the data with a macro, so the data lines can be hooked up all crisscrossed willynilly in a mixedup mishmash. It runs about 4x faster if you keep the data bits in a nibble in bigendian order and just store em in the port. My test shows I can write chars to the lcd about 10k per sec... same as a 115200 serial line.... this is many times faster than the lcd soup can turn black to see the chars, which is something like 15ms per screenfull.... very slow. Rant over.
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