Noritake Co., Inc.

- Noritake Co., Inc. manufactures a full line of vacuum fluorescent display modules in both dot matrix and graphic formats. Most popular items are stocked in the U.S. for immediate delivery, including a new series of drop-in-replacements for LCD modules. Noritake started business in 1904 and in 1967, Dr. Tadashi Nakamura invented the VFD. Today Noritake offers industry the most advanced VFD technology. ISO 9001 Certified. 

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Code Library

Noritake_VFD_GU7000.zip
The Noritake_VFD_GU7000 code library contains core functions of the GU-7000 VFD modules, initialization, configuration file, and interface options (parallel and serial) to communicate with the host.

Noritake_VFD_GU7000_LargeTextDemo.zip
Noritake_VFD_GU7000_LargeTextDemo demonstrates how to use the Noritake_VFD_GU7000 code library to change the font size on the Noritake GU-7000 Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) modules.

This project displays 1x1 in the normal sized font, 2x2 in a font that is twice as wide and twice as tall, and 3x2 in a font that is three times as wide and twice as tall.

NOTE: This demo requires Noritake_VFD_GU7000 code library. Please download the latest version before use.

Noritake_VFD_GU7000_ImageDemo.zip
Noritake_VFD_GU7000_ImageDemo demonstrates how to use the Noritake_VFD_GU7000 code library to display bitmap images on the Noritake GU-7000 Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) modules.

This project displays an antenna icon on the screen. This demonstration will store the image in the FlashRom of the VFD module. To confirm if your VFD module is applicable, refer to the specification.

NOTE: This demo requires Noritake_VFD_GU7000 code library. Please download the latest version before use.

Noritake_VFD_CUU.zip
The Noritake_VFD_CUU code library contains core functions of the CU-U VFD modules, initialization, configuration file, and interface options (parallel and serial) to communicate with the host.

Noritake_VFD_CUU_BrightnessDemo.zip
The Noritake_VFD_CUU_BrightnessDemo demonstrates how to change the brightness of the CU-U VFD modules.
NOTE: This demo requires Noritake_VFD_CUU code library. Please download the latest version before use.

Noritake_VFD_CUU_Graph.zip
Noritake_VFD_CUU_Graph code library takes the input from a source and displays horizontal bar graphs. Various display options available. NOTE: The Noritake_Graph_CUU code library requires Noritake_VFD_CUU code library. Please download the latest version before use.

Noritake_VFD_CUU_Graph_BarGraphDemo.zip
The Noritake_VFD_CUU_Graph_BarGraphDemo demonstrates how to display horizontal bar graphs on the CU-U VFD modules.
NOTE: This demo requires Noritake_VFD_CUU code library and Noritake_VFD_CUU_Graph code library. Please download the latest version before use.


Noritake_VFD_CUY.zip
The Noritake_VFD_CUY code library contains core functions of the CU-Y VFD modules, initialization, configuration file, and interface options (parallel and serial) to communicate with the host.

Noritake_VFD_CUY_MenuDemo.zip
The Noritake_VFD_CUY_MenuDemo demonstrates how to make a menu for the CU-Y VFD modules. This project creates a menu screen showing 5 categories: PRESSURE, RPM, MAX FLOW, TOTAL TIME, and CURRENT. The currently selected category will be brighter and underlined. This code works with 24x6, 24x4, and 22x4 character format.
NOTE: This demo requires Noritake_VFD_CUY code library. Please download the latest version before use.

*All code libraries are optimized for ATMEL based microcontroller

Product Information

Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) Modules

Because of the recent explosion in the availability of new color LCD modules in response to international demand for better notebook computer displays, the vacuum fluorescent option is often overlooked by engineers designing with flat panel displays. The inherent readability advantages of VFD modules, together with recent technological advances that have increased selection and lowered prices in many cases, make VFDs the best flat panel display solution for many applications.

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VFD vs. LCD Online Demo
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History of Noritake

During the late 19th century the previously closed society of Japan opened its doors to international trade. Baron Ichizaemon Morimura, an important representative of Japanese commerce during that era, recognized the potential for exports to the United States. In 1876 he established Morimura-kumi to ship china and other gift items to America, distributed through a wholesale and retail store in New York. Baron Morimura soon realized that the American market was ripe for fine china dinnerware manufactured in Japan. In order to ensure that his exports were of the highest quality, however, he decided to control production by building his own factory. To that end, he founded a new company called Nippon Toki Gomei Kaisha in the village of Noritake, near Nagoya, on January 1, 1904.

Since then, Noritake has steadily built its reputation as the world's premier manufacturer of tabletop products. From the very beginning, the china took the name of the town where the factory was built, and became so popular that the company officially changed its name to Noritake Company Limited in 1981. Throughout its history Noritake has developed tools and machinery designed to improve china manufacturing technology. Many of these are now marketed by separate Noritake divisions. Grinding wheels were first manufactured in-house for polishing china. Since 1939, however, they have been marketed for industrial uses and today realize greater worldwide sales than Noritake china. Similarly, industrial ceramics, electronic components and even the unique roller hearth kiln, created by Noritake to make china production more effcient, have become important segments of the company's international business.

Today, Noritake continues to pursue new markets and new industries through exhaustive research and development. Indeed, the pioneering spirit of Baron Morimura lives on in the creative ideas and dedicated commitment to excellence that have grown from the tiny village of Noritake to touch the lives and careers of millions throughout the world.
Noritake Co., Inc.
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