Questions tagged [tft]

TFT is a thin film transistor. However in common use it normally refers to a type of LCD display technology that uses thin film transistors located close to the pixels to allow higher contrast and beter multiplexing than passive LCD displays.

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Differences between OLED, LED, LCD, and TFT Screens

I have heard about these different types of screens on DIY websites and in consumer electronics. What are the differences in these types of screens and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
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Why don't wires block out the backlight of LCD/TFT displays?

Every explanation I've seen about how TFT/LCD screens work only talks about one pixel at a time. My question is: how are thousands of pixels and subpixels connected and controlled? I assume that they ...
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Digital RGB interface EMI filtering

Consider the following system: where: The motherboard contains a LCD controller (SSD1963 from Solomon Systech) and other components (application processor, solenoid drivers, power supplies, etc.) ...
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TFT LCD interface with a Microcontroller: Getting Started

I have a small 3.5 in TFT LCD display from a Chinese manufacturer. It doesn't have an integrated LCD controller. The documentation claims it is a "16 bit RGB/parallel interface" and it uses a Renesas ...
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STM32F407 FSMC interface with TFT LCD

I've written some code to make a FSMC connection between my STM32F407VET6 and a TFT LCD 240x320 pixels. I was checking this several times, however I can't recognize what's wrong. I'm using 16-bit data ...
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TFT LCD pixel clock filtering

I would like to know how to filter the pixel clock in order to reduce emitted radiations. Block diagram The LCD controller is part of a motherboard. A board, connected at the other side of the FFC ...
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Microcontroller requirements for TFT display

I want to know if I can drive this 320x240 TFT display: http://www.buydisplay.com/download/manual/ER-TFT032-2_Datasheet.pdf Which has this controller built-in with 168KB dedicated RAM: http://www....
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Arduino LCD Display drawing image issue

I am playing with 3,5" (400x240 chinese unknown 8-bit controller driven) TFT display which is placed into Arduino Mega 2560 R3 board. My final goal is taking .raw data from SD card and drawing it on ...
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Why doesn't my LCD work?

I have an 2.8" LCD that it's controller is ILI9325. I'm trying to use it. for start off, I have written a simple program. the program is this: ...
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Using a TFT display that has no controller

I have been using LCD screens (with the controllers) for my projects for a long time. Now I thought of learning how these screens actually work, the part before they go to the controllers. Well ...
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How to drive scavenged TFT screen?

How can I drive a scavenged TFT screen, from an MP4, without its datasheet? I'm thinking about making a low cost bluetooth wrist watch to check my messages on my phone on the go. I'm going to open-...
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TFT RGB LCD construction and

I am trying to understand the construction of an RGB TFT LCD that has brightness control in it. I could not understand how does the TFT color LCD pixels glow? Does each of the pixel has its own light ...
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What is the difference between TFT LCD interfaces?

I am looking at driving a small TFT and have found that the driver chip supports various interface methods, however I can't see why I would choose one over another. The options are: i80 SPI VSYNC ...
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Mirror-inverted and wrong-colored display

I'm trying to address a (cheap chinese) ILI9320-driven 320x240 LCD display from an Arduino Mega 1280. I've got it to work via the UTFT library. Well, not fully; something is shown, but the colors seem ...
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Why are graphic displays still so expensive? [closed]

As a new electronics enthusiast, I've been able to score a lot of components for very cheap, ranging from beefy MCUs in the 10$ ballpark to heaps of ICs for sub-dollar prices. However, buying a coffee-...
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Line down center of TFT display

I'm trying to connect a Sharp LQ070Y3DG3B TFT display to an Epson S1D13517 display controller. The test image and a bitmap that I've loaded are showing up fine, except there is a aqua line vertically ...
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How does a TFT panel work?

I have to use a TFT panel but I have never used any before and I really can't get how it works and how I can interface it with a microcontroller. I found INT057ATFT which seems to have an integrated ...
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Matching LCD controllers to LCD compatible panels

Over the years, I've accumulated numerous LCD panels and controller boards salvaged from TVs, Monitors, Cell Phones, digital picture frames, GPS devices and tablets. I would like to reuse the panels ...
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Beaglebone Black LCD/TFT/display and I2C2

I am considering buying a 4D Systems I2C LCD for the BBB, e.g. a 7" touchscreen, which uses the I2C2 bus. The question is, will I be able to use other peripherals on I2C2, on a home made cape, ...
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Driving Nokia TFT LCD with STM32

How do I increase the refresh rate of a Nokia LCD that I'm driving using the STM32F103 microcontroller? The LCD is 132*162 and takes a 9-bit instruction/DATA with RGB for each pixel in 565 format. ...
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How to set the gamma?

I have a TFT 2.2 inch Display. like this: Its controller is ILI9341. I ported it to my MCU and everythings work fine. one of the most important things in using a display is Gamma. when you would use ...
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Can I do anything with this LCD? I doubt it

Right, so I have ripped the 1.7" (ish) TFT module out of an HP PhotoSmart C4780. Despite HP's best efforts I can plainly see that it is made by AUO. No model number on it though. Now, I have never ...
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Driving a 24 BPP display in 5:6:5 mode

I have a TFT display which accepts 24 Bits Per Pixel (BPP) display data, but my connector mechanism supports only 5:6:5 mode. What is the prefered way of getting the display to drop the extra pixel ...
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Why shows the effect shown in the video below left-right asymmetry?

I made this video which shows what happens when I move the point of a wooden chopstick over my TFT-LCD screen, with firm pressure. It's remarkable that one can see that there is a difference between ...
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What is TFT driver SSD1963 data voltage

I recently bought a TFT module driven by SSD1963 I have experience on t6963 and ks0108 and by a quick look it seems ok to make a MCU interface to ATMega128. What is confusing to me is the difference ...
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Endianess on STM32F4 FSMC output

I'm currently setting up a STM32F407 to evaluate a display module which utilizes a Renesas R61526A Displaycontroller. I was able to set up the project using CubeMX no problem, and the FSMC seems to ...
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Flash IC/ CMOS RAM/ microSD in TFT LCD

I have seen cases where TFT module contains flash or SD card on module. What is the need of flash in LCD? In simplest way, we connect RS,RD/WR,CS,RESET pins and 7/8/16/24 bits data pins of controller ...
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Getting an 8-bit LCD display interface to work

I have a LCD which this controller is used with: LCD Single Chip Driver. I am trying to get it to work with an 8-bit interface, but in my kit I can't find the three pins that are mentioned in the ...
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How to find connectors for Densitron TFT displays

I'm having a hard time to find information about the connectors for a TFT display I just bought from Densitron. The cable is physically similar to FFC/FPC, but the terminals are not straight, so I can'...
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How to interface MIPI DSI with a microcontroller

I'd like to learn about interfacing a TFT LCD with a microcontroller via the MIPI DSI protocol and writing a program for it. Both have suitable number of pins, some microcontrollers support MIPI DSI ...
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Setting HSYNC and VSYNC registers

I am using the FT801 (datasheet) to drive a Newhaven 4.3" TFT display (datasheet). The TFT datasheet specifies the normal timing parameters (hsync/vsync peroid, front porch, back porch) on page 6. ...
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In a thin-film transistor (on insulating substrate) what is the difference between putting a load on the source or drain side of the transistor?

My question was incorrectly posed, because I didn't include the capacitor connecting the gate to one of the terminal. So in fact this question is regarding common source vs common drain comparison...
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Nucleo STM32L476 and Arduino TFT shield pin mapping

I want to use an Arduino TFT shield (ILI9341) on a Nucleo STM32L476 developement board. This shield use 8 bits MCU mode and work well but the pin implantation for the Arduino connector on the Nucleo ...
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Unsual sizes of TFT, LCD or OLED panels?

On Stackoverflow there was a question about a round TFT display, but that answer was difficult and pricey. What is the possibility of finding rectangular LCD/TFT/OLED displays that are small in ...
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Beaglebone Black TFT display

Is there any way to connect to LCD display modules through SPI as can for example be done with the Rapberry Pi through the use of https://github.com/notro/fbtft/wiki. I would also like to use one with ...
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A good TFT LCD for a project [closed]

I am starting a project and I need a colour screen preferably clear to shuffle through images (think of it as the digital photo frames). However, I need something bigger than the usual screens, maybe ...
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24-bit parallel TFT module on circuit designed for 16-bit parallel

I've designed a circuit that connects a 16-bit parallel LCD TFT module to the SPI-connector on a RPi, but bigger TFT modules often have 24-bit parallel. Can I use a 24-bit parallel TFT with my circuit ...
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how to initialize SD1289 LCD TFT?

Friends, I've tried to initiate TFT LCD with chipset SD1289, Photo of the result : Init code that I've written ...
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Custom HDMI-to-( TFT or LVDS ) decoder/driver

I am working on a custom-made handheld PCB based around a PI Compute Module 3+ and one of the hardest steps I have found is how to include an HDMI-to-50pin-TTL driver on my PCB to run an LCD TFT 7&...
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Microcontroller and design for multiple displays

at my day job I'm an application level developer, but I have an idea that I would like to prototype thats a bit more on the microcontroller side. Basically I want to be be able to display some static ...
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Can you get “raw” TFT display panels where you drive the gate and drain lines directly?

I am learning about different display types and how I might interface them with raw electronic components, e.g., TTL chips, op amps, function generators for scan line sawtooth, etc. CRT raster is ...
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Ghosting Issues with IPS and TFT Panels ( from Waveshare and Sony ZUltra)

I've bought a used Waveshare IPS LCD and it has a ghosting issue, were as if you turn it on after about 30 seconds it starts to have ghosting and also burning on the edges effects, I am 90% sure that ...
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What is the right order for 16bit data on 8bit 8080 data bus

I'm trying to create a program to drive a TFT LCD with an ILI9486 in 8bit but I don't know if I must send the configuration data and commands MSB or LSB first. The color data for the pixels in 16bits ...
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How to rotate a square on a TFT ILI9486 screen with Arduino

Problem Summary I have a “square” rotating on my 3.5 Inch TFT screen (ILI9486 driver) with dots/circles at each of its 4 corners. It is connected to an Arduino MEGA 2560 There are a few issues with ...
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ILI9341 with STM32 SPI troubles

I am trying to interface with an SPI ILI9341 screen using an STM32 microcontroller. I know there are a whole lot of things that can go wrong with these interfaces, and I've spent an awful lot of time ...
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Why do we need to continuously refresh a high resolution graphics LCD while we don't need the same for a character LCD?

It is very easy to interface an MCU with a character LCD (let say, 16x2, 20x2, 20x4, etc.) because we don't need to constantly refresh what is displayed. Once we send what we want to see, it is ...
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For a STM32, can I use a quad SPI and SD card as a framebuffer for a LTDC LCD driver?

I'm using STM32F756 The SD card is 20 MHz and I know the performance would suck for an 800 x 480 display, but will the hardware do it? Or is RAM the only medium required? I screwed up, have no ...
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How to drive a 3” TFT

I want to display 2 or 3 images in a loop (every 5 seconds or so) on a 3 inch TFT. The TFT can be found here, Resolution 240x400 Screen 3 Inch Tft Lcd with MCU Interface It uses an MCU interface, I ...
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Is using a display panel as a light sensor conceivable?

Though the question may sound naïve at first, I still wonder if it would somehow be possible to use an LCD/TFT/OLED or other Panel as an image-sensor. From my understanding of how these kinds of ...
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How to address a 16 bit LCD using 8 bit bus?

I need such a TFT with SSD1289 controller, but with 8 bit bus. Does anyone know how to modify it?