Raspberry PI-based TFT controller targets industry 4.0 applications

March 02, 2017 // By Julien Happich
German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions Distec has added a new member to the proven Artista TFT controller family: the Artista-IoT for Industry 4.0 and IoT.

The TFT controller is a Baseboard with a socket for the latest generation of the Raspberry PI Compute Module (CM3). The Artista-IoT allows the direct connection of almost all common TFT types without additional hardware. The powerful processor (BCM2837, QuadCore, 1.2GHz) opens up many new applications at a very attractive price. The new controller can be easily integrated into existing Windows and Linux environments and can be adapted to suit individual needs. Distec offers a starter set consisting of BaseBoard, CM3, 10.1-inch Super Fine TFT display with PCAP Multi-Touch and all necessary cables. This kit supports developers to start their own projects in a fast and uncomplicated way. The pre-installed Raspbian ensures a quick setup and also gives access to a large community support network.
The Artista-IoT is based on a full-fledged scaler chip and controls almost every TFT display and modern PCAP multi-touch screens directly. The controller board allows special functions such as DICOM pre-set, gamma correction and color calibration. It supports 100Mbit Ethernet and provides a real-time clock. Available interfaces include USB, GPIOs, I²C and UART.
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