Make a lovely audio/video setup with a 5.6" 720p screen with HDMI stereo speaker support. For video, Adafruit have a super-sharp 5.6" TFT display with incredibly high resolution - it has 270 PPI! Adafruit tried to get the smallest & highest resolution display that would be good for embedded computing usage. The visible display measures 5.6" diagonal and is a 'raw' LVDS display as is used in a tablet, ultra thin with some mounting tabs around the edge. Adafruit include a driver board with HDMI, VGA and Composite inputs as well as stereo 4 ohm at 3W output driving capability. The setup is very easy to use - simply connect a 5-12VDC adapter to the 2.1mm center-positive DC jack, then connect a digital video source to one of the ports and two 4 to 8 ohm speakers to the SPK output pins. Voila, a display!
It is not an IPS display so its best for direct viewing, Adafruit's 7" and 10" HDMI displays are IPS so they look great from any angle.
There's a little wired PCB with little buttons that let you enter a menu system for adjusting brightness, color and contrast. It tries to auto-detect which input you have and switches to that one or you can 'select' from the menu keypad which to display.
Adafruit include a plug-in cable that connects to the 4 speaker output pins, the pins are labeled LOUT+/- and ROUT+/- you'll have to solder your own speakers to the 4 wires
To demonstrate it, Adafruit took some photos with the display connected to a Raspberry Pi, but it will also work connected to any device with HDMI, VGA or NTSC/PAL output. It will not work with a device that only outputs DVI (without a DVI->HDMI converter) or SECAM.
For use with a BeagleBone black, Adafruit found it works when plugged in, no configuration required.
A power adapter is not included! Any 5 to 12VDC adapter will work nicely: Adafruit prefer 9V DC. Check the technical tabs for current draw at various voltages. Adafruit show the display on a bent wire stand which is not included, but you can pick one up here
5.6" Display & Audio 1280x800 (720p) Kit - HDMI/VGA/NTSC/PAL (15:20)
- Driver Datasheet
- Keyboard Datasheet
- Power with 5-24VDC
- 16:10 display ratio
- Resolution: 1200 x 800
- Visible area: 121mm x 76mm 16:10
- Brightness: 300cd/m2
- Contrast: 400:1
- Adafruit ship with an LTD056EV7F display, or equivalent, however Adafruit don't have a datasheet for this exact display
- Display dimensions: 140mm x 89mm x 3mm
- Not HDCP compatible - it cannot be used with 'secured' HDMI sources
Power draw from combined display+HDMI driver when backlight is on
- 5V: 650mA
- 6V: 550mA
- 7V: 450mA
- 8V: 400mA
- 9V: 350mA
- 10V: 325mA
- 11V: 300mA
- 12V: 275mA
- Board Dimensions: 90mm x 66mm (3.5" x 2.6")
- Weight: 60g
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