Make a lovely audio/video setup with a 7" IPS screen with HDMI stereo speaker support. For video, Adafruit have a beautiful bright 7" TFT display with incredibly high resolution and great angle-visibility! Adafruit tried to get the thinnest, brightest, highest resolution display that would be good for embedded computing usage. The visible display measures 7" diagonal and is a 'raw LVDS' display as is used in a tablet which makes it ultra thin and very bright. 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. Voilà, a display!
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 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 to HDMI converter) or SECAM.
For use with a Raspberry Pi we suggest editing config.txt to set the HDMI to native 1280x800 in case it doesn't detect the resolution properly. You can see Adafruit's suggested config.txt in the Technical details tab. The easiest way to edit the config.txt is to put the Pi SD card into an every day computer and edit config.txt with any text editor and save.
For use with a BeagleBone Black running Ubuntu/Debian, Adafruit found it works when plugged in, no configuration required.
A power adapter is NOT included. You will need to either purchase a 5-12VDC adapter or you can use one you've already got around the house. Adafruit show the display on a bent wire stand which is not included, but you can pick one up here Adafruit may ship with a black flex cable or a white ribbon cable to connect the TFT to the driver, both work identically!
7" Display & Audio 1280x800 IPS - VGA/NTSC/PAL/NTSC (7:56)
- Driver Datasheet
- Keyboard Datasheet
- Power with 5-24VDC
- 700mA power draw at 12V
- 16:10 display ratio
- Resolution: 1200 x 800
- Visible area: 150mm x 95mm 16:10
- Display dimensions: 162mm x 104mm x 4mm (6.4" x 4.1" x 0.2")
- Brightness: 400cd/m2
- Contrast: 800:1
- Uses an HSD070PWW1 display
- Auto-detects between VGA, HDMI and Composite
- Weight (excluding power cable): 290g/10.2oz
- Not HDCP compatible - it cannot be used with 'secured' HDMI sources
Power draw from combined display+HDMI driver when backlight is on
- 5V: 980mA
- 6V: 780mA
- 7V: 660mA
- 8V: 575mA
- 9V: 515mA
- 10V: 450mA
- 11V: 415mA
- 12V: 380mA
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