I would like to know how to drive this little e-Ink display. The company supplies a demo kit and a sort of "adaptor circuit" (basically a breakout board with a few capacitors, which allows one to use the same demo kit with several displays).

The question is, if I want to incorporate such a display into my own design, how do I go about doing it? Because I don't see an MCU anywhere on the display. So do I have to buy any driver, or is it there any MCU on the chip I don't see?


  • \$\begingroup\$ What did you think that little black strip on the left side was? \$\endgroup\$ – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 25 '17 at 7:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ No idea, but I certainly did not suspect this was an MCU. Is it? \$\endgroup\$ – David Oct 25 '17 at 7:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ It's a driver. You will still need whatever MCU you want to use to direct the display, but you use SPI instead of driving the display directly. \$\endgroup\$ – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 25 '17 at 7:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ So sorry for a stupid question then! Please post your comment as an answer and I'll accept it. \$\endgroup\$ – David Oct 25 '17 at 7:40

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