If you are looking for a small Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone black display or monitor for your integrated projects you might be interested in a new product that has arrived on the Adafruit store in the form of a 5.6″ display.
The new 5.6 inch display is priced at $150 and comes equipped with a variety of useful connections including HDMI, VGA or NTSC/PAL output, together with audio as well. Offering a resolution of 1280 x 800 or 720p @ 270 PPI.
The tiny monitor comes supplied with its own wired PCB with little buttons that let you enter a menu system for adjusting brightness, colour and contrast. Adafruit explain a little about the displays easy setup:
“Make a lovely audio/video setup with a 5.6″ 720p screen with HDMI stereo speaker support. For video, we have a super-sharp 5.6” TFT display with incredibly high resolution – it has 270 PPI! We tried to get the smallest & highest resolution display that would be good for embedded computing usage.
The visible display measures 5.6″ diagonal and is a ‘raw’ LVDS display as is used in a tablet, ultra thin with some mounting tabs around the edge. We include a driver board with HDMI, VGA and Composite inputs as well as stereo 4 ohm at 3W output driving capability. The setup is very easy to use – simply connect a 5-12VDC adapter to the 2.1mm center-positive DC jack, then connect a digital video source to one of the ports and two 4 to 8 ohm speakers to the SPK output pins. Voila, a display!”
For more information on the new 5.6 inch display and to purchase jump over to the Adafruit website for details. If you enjoy building Raspberry Pi projects this awesome Raspberry Pi HDMI input add-on might be worth more investigation.