480x128 Wide-Format Capacitive TFT Display

Part Number: CFAF480128A1-039TC

This bar-type TFT is perfect for applications including servers, audio equipment, and other wide-format applications. This display will fit in a 1U case making it a great choice for appliances.

With 24-bit RGB color and 480x128 pixels, your graphics will look incredible on this display. Plus, the capacitive touch screen lets this display act as your device's user interface.

Want an EVE powered module?
A capacitive touch bar type EVE module that uses this display is also available.

Part Number:
CFA - Crystalfontz
480128 - Pixel Resolution
A1 - Family and revision
039 - 3.9 inches diagonal
T - Standard brightness (400 nits)
C - Capacitive touch

This display replaces the previous version (A0). The difference between the two displays is the touch controller.

Quantity Price
1 $74.14
10 $60.27
20 $58.24
50 $56.20
100 $55.38
200 $54.98
300 * $50.95
500 * $50.57
1000 * $46.77
* Pricing is subject to change. Contact us about potential lead times.
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Video Demonstrations

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Physical Characteristics

Column Dots x Row Dots 480 x 128
Module Overall width height depth
millimeters 105.5 37 5.13
inches 4.154 1.457 0.202
Diagonal Dimension 3.9"
Viewing Area width height
millimeters 97.04 27.34
inches 3.820 1.076
Active Area width height
millimeters 95.04 25.34
inches 3.742 0.998
Dot Pitch width height
millimeters 0.66 0.198
inches 0.026 0.0078
Weight 43g
Pin Count 40

Optical Characteristics

Glass Color Dark
Polarizer Transmissive
View Direction 6 o'clock
Backlight Color White
Backlight Type LED
Foreground Color RGB
Background Color Dark

Electrical Specifications

Supply Voltage for Logic Minimum 3V
Supply Voltage for Logic Maximum 3.6V
Supply Voltage for Logic Typical 3.3V
Supply Current Maximum 25mA
Supply Current Typical 15mA

Backlight Electrical Specifications

Forward Voltage Minimum 14V
Forward Voltage Maximum 17V
Forward Voltage Typical 15V
Forward Current Typical 40mA


Operating Temperatures min max
Celsius -20° 70°
Fahrenheit -4° 158°
Storage Temperatures min max
Celsius -30° 80°
Fahrenheit -22° 176°


Controller Documents Himax HX8278-A-LT
TFT LCD Single Chip Digital Driver Preliminary version 00 March, 2017
Interface DOT-CLK interface / Generic RGB


Nits 400
Touch Screen Capacitive

Additional Options

Buy this display integrated with an EVE processor or a complete EVE development kit.

EVE Wide-Format TFT Display
Part Number: CFA480128E0-039TC

This 3.9" bar type TFT display module uses the FTDI/BridgeTek Embedded Video Engine (EVE) chip to simplify your display design-in. The EVE chip handles communication between the display (including touch, audio, graphics, and backlight) and the host. Plus, it communicates via SPI and uses a command structure, further easing development.

This display module has a wide aspect ratio mounted and the accelerator board is specifically designed for the display, resulting in a nice fit, perfect to be used in any project.

This bar type display module is great for rack-mount applications and fits in a 1U rack. Its unusual shape lends itself to a wide variety of applications, such as a display for a server, sound bar, amplifier, or dashboard. This TFT module has rear-facing mounting stand-offs so it is easy to secure in an enclosure.


  • Great for rack-mount applications
  • Slim design
  • Rear-facing mounting stand-offs for easy fastening to an enclosure
  • EVE2 accelerator
  • Capacitive touch
  • 30-pin FPC / ZIF Connection
For more information about the display, see the 3.9" bar-type display product page.

Why use EVE?
  • Simplified control of all touch handling, display, audio, and backlight
  • EVE UI design software for your PC simplifies the design process
  • Enhanced sketch processing
  • Supports playback of motion-JPEG encoded AVI videos
  • Mono audio channel output with wave playback and built-in sound synthesizer
  • PWM output for display backlight dimming control
For more information on EVE, see our FTDI/BridgeTek EVE benefits blog post.

Need a breakout board? The EVE Breakout Board breaks out the connections to the EVE module to 0.1" headers for easy development.

Don't forget you'll need a cable to connect the display to the EVE Breakout Board. For that, we have a 6-inch 30-pin FPC Cable and a 12-inch 30-pin FPC.

Need a complete Seeeduino/Arduino development kit that includes this display module, the EVE breakout board, a Seeeduino, and the necessary connectors? Check out the 480x128 EVE bar-type development kit.

Interested in the EVE framework, but this isn't the display for you? Check out our other EVE TFTs.

Currently Shipping: HW Version 0v4, Firmware Version: 0v2

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480x128 Wide-Format EVE TFT Development Kit
Part Number: CFA480128E0-039TC-KIT

This bar-type EVE TFT development kit includes everything to get started prototyping and building with the 480x128 accelerated display module. This development kit includes the bar-type display module with the accelerator board connected to an EVE Breakout Board connected to a Seeeduino loaded with demo code. Once you receive the development kit, all you need to do to get the demo kit running is check the connections and plug in the included USB cable.


  • Great for 1U rack-mount applications
  • Slim design with rear-facing 2-56 mounting stand-offs for easy fastening to an enclosure
  • EVE2 accelerator
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Adapter board has an audio output jack to connect a speaker

Quantity 1
Price $132.30

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Part Change Notice #11148: 480x128 Wide-Format Capacitive TFT Display Now Available

New Product: CFAF480128A1-039TC
Date Issued: August 9, 2022
Summary: 480x128 Wide-Format Capacitive TFT Display Now Available
Description: CFAF480128A1-039TC has been released on our website (https://www.crystalfontz.com/product/cfaf480128a1039tc-480x128-bar-type-tft-display) and is now available for sale. Orders can be placed directly from the website or by submitting a purchase order to sales@crystalfontz.com. Contact support@crystalfontz.com for any technical questions.
For reference only. For design purposes, please use the specifications in the datasheet.