ILI9163 TFT display driver library

The ILI9163, ILI9163C, and ILI9163V display controllers are supported by the RAMTEX S6D0129 display driver library package.
Full GUI display driver C source code. Processor and C compiler independent.

ILI9163 display controller characteristics

Below is a brief introduction to the main characteristics for the ILI9163 RGB display controller (seen from a software driver design viewpoint).

For information about the ILI9163 driver software support please go to the library description.

ILI9163 device type

  • COG RGB color display controller for use in small embedded systems with on-chip frame buffer and TFT screen driver.
  • The ILI9163 supports TFT screens with a size up to 132 x 162 pixels (WxH)
  • On-chip TFT driver with voltage generator

Frame buffer

  • RGB pixel resolution (bits per pixel): 16-bit, 18-bit.
  • ILI9163 frame buffer organization: 132 RGB pixels on scan line, 162 lines.

Processor interfaces on ILI9163

  • ILI9163 parallel bus interface
    • Parallel bus types: 8080 bus type and 6800 bus type
    • Parallel bus size: 8-bit, 16-bit, 18 (32)-bit.
    • Addressing concept: Indexed bus interface (1 chip select pin + 1 address bit pin (Data/Command))
  • Serial bus interfaces on ILI9163
    • SPI bus: 4-wire: /CS, DC, SDIN, SCLK.
    • SPI bus: 3-wire: /CS, SDIN, SCLK. SPI-3 uses a 9 bit byte frame where first bit is DC
    • In SPI bus mode the frame buffer memory can not be read.
  • The bus interfaces are all supported by the ILI9163 display driver software package.

Special ILI9163 hardware features:

  • Selectable 132x132, 130x130, 128x160, 120x160, 128x128, 132x160.
  • 0-180, 90-270 degree frame buffer rotation with hardware support. Portrait mode, landscape mode.
  • Full driver software support.

Display controller vendor


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HX8325 HX8347 HX8352 HX8353 HX8367 ILI9340 ILI9341 NT39122 SPFD54126 SSD1355 ST7715 ST7628 ST7735 ST7773 ST7789

These display controllers have similar internal configuration and graphic rendering features.
The differences are primarily related to display screen sizes or available bus interface types.