UTFT_GHL - The most comprehensive Font IC support package to date! Exclusively distributed by ColdTears Electronics. Graham Lawrence proudly associated with ColdTears Electronics. UTFT_GHL - The most comprehensive Font IC support package to date! Exclusively distributed by ColdTears Electronics. Graham Lawrence proudly associated with ColdTears Electronics. UTFT_GHL - The most comprehensive Font IC support package to date! Exclusively distributed by ColdTears Electronics. Graham Lawrence proudly associated with ColdTears Electronics.

Hardware requirements

UTFT_GHL supports Mega and DUE models of Arduino.

If you do not yet own an Arduino and are unsure which model to buy, my recommendation is definitely the DUE! It is so much faster at everything than the Mega. That is not to say the Mega is a poor choice, as it has been around much longer than the DUE and has stood the test of time. Furthermore, if you do not yet own an Arduino, you can find Chinese copies of DUE and Mega VERY cheap on Aliexpress. NOTE! I am not recommending you buy from there, but it is an option!

There are significant differences between the two however! The DUE is a 3.3V device with an 84MHz processor while the Mega is a 5V device with a 16Mhz Processor. The impact of this is that the TFT shields while identical in function, are different in design, and not interchangeable!

To ensure maximum performance and compatibilty with UTFT_GHL, you will require a TFT shield to go with your chosen model of display. Support will not be given for poor wiring or compatibility issues if users decide they don't wish to use a TFT shield!

TFT shield for Mega.

TFT shield for DUE.

Enhanced shield for DUE.

Software requirements

The supporting Windows applications which come with UTFT_GHL require Windows 7 or later, if there is enough demand for Windows XP support, I cannot promise but will look into providing it. Contact me if you are one of those people.