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Sample Price: Please contact Noritake Sales Office
Please call us for the availability +1-847-439-9020 (USA)
Item Number: CU20049-UW2J

Prototype quantities up to 3 pcs are eligible for sample 14 pin header shipped unsoldered.
Option for free color filter sample P/N: F3-FS-07 available during the checkout. See below in "Accessories" section for details ▼
Online purchase only.


  • Character display
  • HD44780 compatible commands
  • 20 x 4 LCD footprint

VFD technology

  • Easy to read vibrant emissive display
  • Blue-green illumination
  • Responsive display
  • High contrast
  • Wide operating temperature range (-40 up to +85°C)
  • Wide viewing angle


  • DC 5V input

Outer dimension

  • 146.0 x 62.5 mm

Font tables

  • ASCII + Japanese


  • TTL 4/8 bit parallel
  • CMOS synchronous serial

Design Resources

Noritake Official Product Page

Development support tools, the full specification datasheet, and quality spec are available for this product here.

NOTE: Some downloads (full specification, quality spec, etc.) require an account on .

Supporting tools

Code library

CU-U code library

  • Noritake_VFD_CUU
    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.

Add-on library

  • Noritake_VFD_CUU_Graph
    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.

Demo files


Option for free color filter sample available during the checkout.

Item Number: F3-FS-07

Includes five (5) 95 mm x 34 mm standard color filters: Blue, Smoke Gray, Green, Aqua, and Rose.

Color # Color Color Code Transmission Transmitted color
1 Blue BL N6401 21% Blue
5 Smoke Gray SG N217 31% Blue Green
12 Green GR N6515 29% Green
16 Aqua AQ N8912 16% Aqua
17 Rose RO N660 28% White
Thickness of Filter Material = 1.0 mm
Transmission Values are based on information we believe to be reliable.
It is offered in good faith, but without guarantee.
Transmitted colors are based on common color and for identification purposes only.
Please consult with your local Sales Engineer for additional colors, sizes, and both sided tapes.
Free color filter sample

Need connectors, cables, and/or color filter with your VFD module?

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