This is a downstream E-blocks peripheral module, designed to be controlled by one of the upstream E-blocks processing boards which are available in a variety of MCU/CPLD architectures.
This TFT-based graphical display for E-blocks allows a large amount of data to be displayed, helping to reduce development time or to increase productivity in projects. The display features 128×160 resolution, for a total of 20480 individually addressable pixels. There are 65,536 individual colors available for each pixel, and a controllable backlight to provide maximum display visibility even in the dark. Internally the display has enough memory to refresh the screen automatically and provide a constant non-flickering display. Only the pixels that need changing have to be written to the display, therefore decreasing write times and vastly improving refresh and animation performance.
A set of jumper links is included which allows you to set up the display for all PIC microcontroller compatible devices. Combining this with the on board patch system makes this board compatible with numerous other devices. The E-block also features overvoltage protection which only supplies power to the display module if the E-block is powered and configured correctly.
The SIL headers on the display module are mirrored on the opposite site, allowing you to fit the display module either way on the E-block.
The display modules also can be ordered separately in case you want to purchase extra modules for your finished project after completing development within your E-Blocks system.
E-Blocks LCD Board Features
- Adjustable backlight
- 128 × 160 pixels at a 1:1 Ratio
- Crisp and clear display
- Up to 65,535 colors
- 3 or more programmable font sizes
- Up to 16 lines of text with up to 21 characters per line
- Compatible with most I/O ports in the E-Block range (requires 4-6 I/O lines via D-type connector)
- Overvoltage protection
- 5V and 3V3 compatible
E-Blocks Overview E-blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-blocks that need it.
Processing E-blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers control the whole E-blocks system. Processing E-blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-blocks, see the E-blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-blocks video.
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