Makers, developers and electronic enthusiasts looking for a small resistive touchscreen display may be interested to know in the new arrival at the Adafruit online store in the form of a 3.2 inch TFT display which is priced at just $18.95. Offering a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels the TFT breakout display is driven with the ILI9341 chipset and consists of simply just the display module with no PCB included. Adafruit explains a little more.
You can talk to this chip with SPI (4 or 3 wire), 8 bit parallel, or 16 bit parallel. It also can be put into “dot clock mode” for raw TTL signal in but we have never done this ourselves so there’s no example code for that. We’re selling this module bare for those who want to integrate it into their own project. If this is your first time working with this TFT we suggest our breakout board which makes it easy to use SPI or 8-bit interfacing and also has mounting holes, level shifting, etc.. Otherwise you can pick up one of our 50-pin FPC breakouts and an 50-pin FPC connector and solder it up by hand. For the TFT command set, the data sheet is very complete, but we also have some Arduino code you can refer to here to get started.”
The small 3.2 inch TFT display measures 77.8mm x 54.3mm x 3.6mm in size excluding the ribbon connector and weighs just 27g. Other features include 18-bit (262,000) colours in the supplied code uses 16-bits full speed together with the ILI9341 controller with built in video RAM buffer for which a data sheet is supplied as well as the Adafruit ILI9341 library with both SPI and 8 Bit support if desired. For more details jump over to the official Adafruit online store where the small resistive touchscreen display is now available to purchase.
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