Anyone recomend a low res Colour LCD

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Hi Folks,

Does anyone have any recent recomendation for a largish, low res colour LCD?

In physical size terms the ones salvaged from mobile phones are probably too small - display has to be read from a couple feet away.

In resolution terms 128*64 would probably do, or perhaps a little larger.

Anyone have any recomendations for UK sourcable displays in a quantity of only 2?

I've looked at the usual catalogues but for a job paying a thousand pounds, buying two displays costing a few hundred pounds doesn't make much sense.

Thanks, Murdo.

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If you just need a pretty face on something, you could use a "HMI" which would communicate with your system via Modbus, for example. These things have color graphic displays with touch screens and some are now as low as about $200 US. Also they are NEMA 4. See maplesystems.com for examples.

Tom Pappano
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Nokia cellphone displays are a possibility. Google & Ebay :)

PS I used these words: display Nokia microcontroller
http://display3000.de/html/english.html was the one I was looking for: they can deliver in several varietys: sparse if you want to do all the hard work yourself, or luxurious, on board with bias-converter etc

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Also check out apollodisplays.com for all sorts of color and monochrome displays in any quantity, some available with value added features like touch screens.

Tom Pappano
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Hi Folks,

I'd like to thank tpappano and Nard for their advice - I try not to ask too many questions (should know better and my ego gets in the way) but I'm always surprised than one of you comes to my rescue every time I do.

Nard, special thanks - those colour displays with on board AVRs at http://display3000.de/html/engli... are exactly what I'm after - they save me doing a one off production PCB and all I need is the psu etc - thanks again.

Murdo.

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those colour displays with on board AVRs at http://display3000.de/html/engli... are exactly what I'm after

It does seem like a very attractive package at a reasonable cost. But at 2.1" diagonal
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In physical size terms the ones salvaged from mobile phones are probably too small - display has to be read from a couple feet away.

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I'm also looking for something like that, but a bit bigger--e.g., "PDA"-sized.

Lee

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Hi Lee,

Its yet another Murdo compromise - its for a handheld instrument (I reckon an outstreched hand is 2 feet max unless your large and hairy and drag your knuckles...) this time and I'd like it to have a large readable display but it's proving difficult to find anything cost effective: large monochrome is okay but hard to display the graphical data so it's readable, colour is expensive or small but much more readable - data in one colour, background in another, graticules in a third, etc

The advantage of these boards is that they have a built in mega128 so I can save a lot of time by not designing a PCB for a production run of 2! If I want I could even put another display (eg one of the DOGM units) beside it for text type data and save the colour one for where I need a hi-contrast graphical display.

Its the usual consultancy toss up when doing a proof-of-concept, prototype and finished product all in one.

Murdo.

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The advantage of these boards is that they have a built in mega128 so I can save a lot of time by not designing a PCB for a production run of 2!

Yeah, if they work as advertised it is going to save a lot of dev effort for a few pieces.

While poking around at your post, one can find TFT screens themselves in QVGA for "reasonable" prices for engineering apps that do not need to count the last penny. But I can live without the AVR if at least the screen controller was on the module, like T6963C-based mono GLCDs.

This is "semi-production" so I'd rather not be in the surplus/bargain market unless it is a current model that can also be found through channels.

So, any suggestions on a nice color PDA-sized screen (say, 3" to 5" diagonal) in a "module" with controller at a reasonable price? Single-supply a plus. [Reasonable ~= US$100 to maybe $200.]

Lee

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So, any suggestions on a nice color PDA-sized screen (say, 3" to 5" diagonal) in a "module" with controller at a reasonable price? Single-supply a plus. [Reasonable ~= US$100 to maybe $200.]


Bump--any suggestions? Like the ones suggested by Plons, but bigger. Res not that important.

Lee

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I have used Amulet Technologies stuff before. They sell complete kits ni the 5.7" range. Search Digi-key for 'Amulet'. Most of their stuff is monochrome but I do know they were working on color stuff. They just had a demo at the embedded systems conference showing a joint effort with Atmel ARM7.

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The Microtips stuff at Mouser is very close. The controller Ilitek ILI9325 has an "SPI mode", and that is mentioned on the Mouser catalog page. However, the datasheet pinout for the display module does not seem to bring out the SPI pins, nor the strapping pins to set to that mode. Go figure. The price is OK, sizes about right. Does anyone have info on using Microtips without a gazzillion pins?

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I've never met a pig I didn't like, as long as you have some salt and pepper.

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[spam that just resurrected this dead thread now removed]

Note: Ben is not a spammer: he is a very helpfull and contributing guy on BascomAVR-forum.
I guess he didn't notice this was an old thread. And was just trying to be helpfull.

Nard

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theusch wrote:
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So, any suggestions on a nice color PDA-sized screen (say, 3" to 5" diagonal) in a "module" with controller at a reasonable price? Single-supply a plus. [Reasonable ~= US$100 to maybe $200.]


Bump--any suggestions? Like the ones suggested by Plons, but bigger. Res not that important.

Lee

would this work at 3.2" ?

http://iteadstudio.com/store/ind...

[you just replied to a 3 year old thread - only reason it was resurrected was by spam above]

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ego china has a 2.4" tft with an ILI9328 controller for $19 on ebay. I got one but I think I got the even and odd pins crossed up so now I'm trying to psyche up to get another one.

Imagecraft compiler user

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Kitronix Display 3.5", 4.3" and 7" TFT LCD modules with Touch Panel & LCD Controller (such as K350QVG-V1-F / K350QVG-V2-F) are provided. They have true TFT LCD colors and 8-bit/16-bit 8080 system or 3-wire/4-wire SPI interface and can directly communicate with Microcontrollers. Also, they have perfect performance, reasonable price and they are very popular in the world!

For example, one of Kitronix TFT LCD Modules (3.5" TFT LCD module with touch panel: K350QVG-V1-F) is used in TI/ Luminary Micro's Reference Design Kits: RDK-IDM-L35 and RDK-IDK-SBC. You can find it at the website: http://www.luminarymicro.com/pro.... There are many resources including hardware and software on the website, which can shorten your new products' period.

Also, for more information about Kitronix Display's products, please visit the following website:
http://kitronixdisplay.en.ecplaz...

With best regards!

Jacky Sheng
Kitronix Display (H.K.) Limited
Tel: +86-189-2939-0669
E-mail: sales@kitronix.com

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Since the thread is now alive again...

Jacky it would be nice to have some pricing info (on your site) on the displays for one off as someone may just want to buy one to play with or for a small job.

Shipping cost would also be nice to have.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

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I used 100 Kitronix 3.5" with touch screen in a recent avr32 project and all of them worked great.