This is how graphics programming will look in the future: no more "pixel programming" but, instead, efficient operation with extensive drawing functions and fonts. The advantages are obvious:
7 built-in fonts in different sizes (see picture opposite). All the character sets can be enlarged to up to 4 times their original size. A command allows you to rotate them by 90° for vertical presentation. Separate character sets such as Cyrillic or Chinese can be additionally integrated at any time.
such as the touchkey with menu function, clipboard, bargraph, centered strings...
You can therefore create the screen layout you want with just a few, easily understood commands. All the commands are based on coordinate specifications and can therefore be applied and moved to the nearest pixel.
There is a built-in self-test facility for demonstration purposes and initial testing: simply set the "Test" pin to low.
Helpful for the development, but also powerful for 1st. steps is the simulator software for the EA eDIP240-7. With that internal EEPROM can be used to define some pre-defined screen layouts. Software is available for can be downloaded here immediately: LCD Tools for Windows.
Even communication of simulator via serial interface of PC or via terrminal is possible. Thus a complete and elegant development tool is provided for free.
This innovative display has an extremely space-saving design that simultaneously maximizes the viewing area: there is no PCB overhang and no contact pads for connectors or cables. The viewing area is also optimally sized.
The integrated graphics controller, built-in temperature compensation and integrated negative supply also help reduce the PCB size. Moreover, no additional electronics are required for the optional touch panel: a touch controller is already built in. The communication is doen via serial interface RS-232, I2C or SPI.
Like all DIP modules, the displays are simply inserted in the PCB and soldered in place. No screws, distance sleeves or cables are required, thus saving material costs and simplifying construction. This results in a saving of between 2 and 4 minutes per module during assembly!
The displays EA eDIP320-8 and EA eDIPTFT43-A do come with additional mounting clips for easy screw mounting.
There is something to match every system: depending on the configuration, the connection can be established via an RS-232 (CMOS level), SPI or I²C bus interface. Also the touch panel communication is done via the same serial interface line.
Only top-quality materials are used. As a result, this display is very easy to read and offers a high level of contrast. The design and manufacture of this display series guarantees minimum downtimes even under extreme conditions!
Optionally, we can also supply this display with an analog touch panel which can be used for all types of input. An integrated touch controller is responsible for representing and labelling the keys as well as for their interpretation. What is more, the shape, size and number of the keys can be modified whenever required at runtime. This permits a clear, well-organized screen layout that helps eliminate operating errors.
Device adaptations for foreign countries and languages are simple to implement even in tiny runs thanks to the variable labelling. This includes cyrillic and arabic.
With an extended standard temperature range of -20..+70 °C, rapid response times are guaranteed down to -20 °C (max. 3 seconds). Even the essential temperature compensation is already built-in. The displays are designed for +5V single-supply operation.
A most modern technology provides a power consumption of less than <1W only (EA eDIPTFT70-A: 3.5W) - under full functionality! Reducing the backlight brightness reduces the power consumption once more. And even if the display was switched off totally, it runs within a few 1/10 seconds again. If the external components are not immediately running, then an automatic start screen can be stored in internal FLASH.
The starter packages does contain everything to get very fast and easy familiar with them:
8 different sizes
Data Sheet for
|EA eDIP320-8||5.7"||138x105x10mm||EA STARTeDIP320|
Additionally to our service, to have a phone call to our development engineers, and to contact them directly by email at technik(at)lcd-module.de, we provide some more informations and help. Initialisation examples, schematic, information for character set, USB driver you do find at our page SUPPORT.
Last update: April, 18th. 2013