How do TFTs show color? What is color depth for RGB displays? What is the difference between 16.7M colors and 262k? Let’s explore it! How Do TFT LCDs Show Color? To start, let’s discuss how RGB LCDs work. TFT LCDs (thin film transistor liquid crystal displays) comprise a series of layers: Each pixel of a … Read more RGB and Color Depth
We’ve been working hard this year to make more display options available on our website. We have introduced a new board, the CFA10110 for our family of graphic LCDs, a new size in our EVE collection (what is an EVE display?), expanded our options in 5″ displays, and added a few accessories for individual purchase. … Read more New Displays and Accessories
We were recently working with a customer who was using our 10.1″ HDMI display with a Raspberry Pi, but he had run into a problem. When the Raspberry Pi shut down, he needed the display backlight to also turn off and stay off. Since the backlight on the display turns on if uncontrolled, when the … Read more Turn HDMI Display Backlight Off When Raspberry Pi is Off
There is a wide world of display technology out there and it can be difficult to decide which type of display will work best for a given project. This post will help narrow down your options. Remember that the display is often the main human interface to a product, so it’s important to find a … Read more Choosing a Display: Overview
Explore different display technologies by winning this variety pack, which includes one of each type of display that we carry. Plus, each of these displays comes with a carrier or breakout board so it can easily be connected to the included Seeeduino. This giveaway includes the following: A 1.54″ yellow OLED and its breakout board … Read more Display Variety Pack Giveaway!
What makes EVE modules so great? Crystalfontz EVE modules include an EVE graphic controller from FTDI/Bridgetek making it easy to use and control the display, touch, backlight, and audio features of an embedded system. Each of the controllable features appears to the host MCU as a memory-mapped SPI device. The host MCU sends commands and … Read more FTDI/Bridgetek Embedded Video Engine (EVE) Modules
The weather here in Spokane Valley has veered sharply into the too-cold-to-go-outside region, so we’re ready to bunker down and build some cool projects. We’ve released a few new products this past month that make it even more enticing to stay inside get a little creative on these long dark days. New Products: 5.2 Inch Bar-Type … Read more October Round Up – New TFT Displays
We add to our catalog of new product videos and demonstrations as often as we can. In this video, we are showcasing our new 7″ HDMI Raspberry PI display, which is available now. This 7 inch TFT LCD was designed specifically for integration with a Raspberry PI. It uses the RPI’s HDMI port, PINS and USB connection … Read more 7″ HDMI Raspberry PI TFT Display