Parallel LCD displays on ESP32-S2 with CircuitPython #ESP32 #CircuitPython @EspressifSystem @Adafruit

CircuitPython 7 supports the parallel display bus on several microcontrollers, including the ESP32-S2 from Espressif. In a pull request from Adafruit, Adafruit makes the ESP32-S2 even faster and more flexible.  Here (video) Jeff shows just how fast the work in progress code is at refreshing the text console.

Depending on the display, you may be able to connect to it using I2C, SPI, or the parallel bus. Because the parallel bus transmits
multiple bits at a time, it can be faster than the other two (but it uses a lot more microcontroller pins).

If you have a PyPortal and wonder why the display refreshes more quickly than on some other boards with CircuitPython, this is why.

Stay tuned for more work from Adafruit on CircuitPython 7 and beyond – all open source software and hardware.

 


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