HDMI 4 Pi - 5.6" Display 1280x800 (720p) Kit - HDMI/VGA/NTSC/PAL
Yes, this is a super-sharp 5.6" TFT display with incredibly high resolution - it has 270 PPI! We tried to get the smallest & highest resolution display that would be good for embedded computing usage. The visible display measures 5.6" diagonal and is a 'raw' LVDS display as is used in a tablet, ultra thin with some mounting tabs around the edge. We include a driver board with HDMI, VGA and Composite inputs. The display is very easy to use - simply connect a 5-12V DC adapter to the 2.1mm center-positive DC jack, then connect a digital video source to one of the ports. Voila, a display!
It is not an IPS display so its best for direct viewing, our 7" and 10" HDMI displays are IPS so they look great from any angle.
There's a little wired PCB with little buttons that let you enter a menu system for adjusting brightness, color and contrast. It tries to auto-detect which input you have and switches to that one or you can 'select' from the menu keypad which to display.
To demonstrate it, we took some photos with the display connected to a Raspberry Pi, but it will also work connected to any device with HDMI, VGA or NTSC/PAL output. It will not work with a device that only outputs DVI (without a DVI->HDMI converter) or SECAM.
For use with a BeagleBone black, we found it works when plugged in, no configuration required.
A power adapter is not included! Any 5 to 12VDC adapter will work nicely: we prefer 9V DC. Check the technical tabs for current draw at various voltages.
HDMI 4 Pi - 5.6" Display 1280x800 (720p) Kit - HDMI/VGA/NTSC/PAL (31:45)
- Power with 5-24VDC
- 16:10 display ratio
- Resolution: 1200 x 800
- Visible area: 121mm x 76mm 16:10
- Brightness: 300cd/m2
- Contrast: 400:1
- We ship with an LTD056EV7F display, or equivalent, however we don't have a datasheet for this exact display
- Display dimensions: 140mm x 89mm x 3mm
- Not HDCP compatible - it cannot be used with 'secured' HDMI sources
Power draw from combined display+HDMI driver when backlight is on
- 5V: 650mA
- 6V: 550mA
- 7V: 450mA
- 8V: 400mA
- 9V: 350mA
- 10V: 325mA
- 11V: 300mA
- 12V: 275mA
- Board Dimensions: 90mm x 66mm (3.5" x 2.6")
- Weight: 60g
To get the best view from this display on a raspberry Pi, use this config.txt:
# uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode #hdmi_safe=1 # uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible # and your display can output without overscan disable_overscan=1 #overscan_left=-40 #overscan_right=-40 #overscan_top=-40 #overscan_bottom=-40 hdmi_drive=1 hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=28 # uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus # overscan. #framebuffer_width=1280 #framebuffer_height=720 # uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output hdmi_force_hotplug=1 # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (this will force VGA) #hdmi_group=1 #hdmi_mode=1 # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in # DMT (computer monitor) modes #hdmi_drive=2 # uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or # no display #config_hdmi_boost=4 # uncomment for composite PAL #sdtv_mode=2 #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default. #arm_freq=800 # for more options see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
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