NEW PRODUCT – 5.6″ Display & Audio 1280×800 (720p) Kit – HDMI/VGA/NTSC/PAL. Make a lovely audio/video setup with a 5.6″ 720p screen with HDMI stereo speaker support. For video, we have 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 as well as stereo 4 ohm at 3W output driving capability. The setup is very easy to use – simply connect a 5-12VDC adapter to the 2.1mm center-positive DC jack, then connect a digital video source to one of the ports and two 4 to 8 ohm speakers to the SPK output pins. 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.
We include a plug-in cable that connects to the 4 speaker output pins, the pins are labeled LOUT+/- and ROUT+/- you’ll have to solder your own speakers to the 4 wires
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. We show the display on a bent wire stand which is not included, but you can pick one up here.
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.