Having interfaced a monochrome LCD with the freescale freedom board, I thought I might go ahead and try my hand at the color LCD. I got a Nokia 1616, mainly because they are readily available in local Nairobi phone parts shops and also because of the easily solder-able ribbon cable.
I did a first crude breakout board with no external components (I have seen several schematics for interfacing this display with a lot of components). I only had one zero ohm resistor as a jumper so I can have a continuous ground plane to the ground pins of the ribbon, to make the circuit layout simpler.
Then I soldered the ribbon cable firmly on the PCB while leaving the display free temporarily.
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