Raspberry Pi Has Launched an Official $60 7-inch Display
Raspberry Pi has released its first 7-inch touch display, after keeping it under development for two years. This will make life easy for Raspberry Pi owners wanting a portable display with their tiny PC.
Like I mentioned, Raspberry Pi Display comes with 800 x 480 screen that supports 10-finger touch. You can connect this display to Raspberry Pi using Pi’s GPIO port or by using the microUSB power supply. The best part about this is that Pi can be mounted on the back of this display.
Raspberry Display is now available for $60 and comes with following specs:
- RGB 800×480 display @60fps
- 24-bit colour
- FT5406 10 point capacitive touchscreen
- 70 degree viewing angle
- Metal-backed display with mounting holes for the Pi
According to creators, Raspberry Display has excellent color reproduction, pixel quality, contrast ratio, viewing angle and the best thing is that it’s affordable.
Our first PCB to do the DSI to DPI conversion was completed back in mid-2013. The board used a Toshiba bridge chip to convert the DSI signals to DPI ones. I spent quite a bit of time getting the Raspberry Pi to talk to the bridge device, and then got it working and displaying an image (yay). We then took it to our local EMC test facility to investigate how easy it would be to pass CE and FCC electromagnetic compliance.
You can pick-up Raspberry Pi Display, here.