4.3″ PCAP Touch Screen LCD Module for SBCs – ELI43-CP

Easy LCD Interface (LCD) quickly adds a 4.3" WQVGA LCD with Projected Capacitive Touch Screen and an intelligent control system to your Raspberry Pi, BBB or other single board computer (SBC). This is an industry standard version.

Part #: ELI43-CP
MSRP (Qty Volume): <$75.00

Part #: ELI43-CR
MSRP (Qty Volume): <$60.00

Status: In Production
Production guaranteed: Until 2029
Warranty: 1 Year (Extended available)

  • Easy LCD Interface (ELI)
  • 4.3" Projected Capacitive Touch Screen LCD with USB Device Interface
  • 470 nits Brightness and 500:1 Contrast Ratio (typical)
  • -20° to +70° C operating temperature range
  • Plug and Play interface to standard SBCs
  • HDMI or DVI Input with EDID Support
  • +12 Volt DC Input Power (±5% tolerance)

>> See the brochure

ELI-logoELI offers users a family of simple plug and play display solutions for Single Board Computers (SBC) such as the popular Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black. ELI only needs an HDMI video input, a 12VDC power supply, and USB interface for the touch screen.

ELI takes the frustration out of embedding a touch screen display into your product. Desktop monitors aren’t well suited for embedded products and bare glass LCD’s present significant design challenges and schedule delays to typical customers. ELI provides an off-the-shelf solution with no NRE or development costs, and full support from our team of US based engineers or any of our franchised distributors.

Quick Start Documentation
Quick Start Guide

Touch Screen TypePCAP
Display Technologya-Si TFT LCD
Touch Screen InterfaceUSB Device
(nits typ)
Resolution480 x 272
Contrast Ratio (typ)500:1
Aspect RatioWide
(24 bit)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Hardness> 7H
Active Area (in mm) (WxH)95.04 x 53.86
Response Time (ms typ)24
Backlight: (# LEDs)10 (5S x 2P)
Backlight Life
(K hrs min)
Backlight Power
(mW typ)
EDID for Auto Screen SizingYes
Display Interface Input Mode:HDMI / DVI
USBDevice 24/47
Input VDCRev. <2.x: 5-12
Rev. >3.x: 5-24
Power Consumption
mA typ/max
Operating Temperature-20° to 70° C
Storage Temperature-30° to 80° C
Mounting#4 screws in 4 corners
Plug & Play
with Standard
Size116.84 (W) x 72.26 (H) x 19.10 (D) mm
(grams typ)
Current Documentation – Rev 3.2

ELI43-CP Product BrochureBrochurepdf08/03/2016
ELI43-CP/ELI43-CR Quick Start GuideQuick Start Guidepdf06/07/2018
ELI43-CP User's ManualUser's Manualpdf04/23/2018
ELI Family Input Voltage MatrixReference Guidepng05/22/2018
ELI Software User's ManualUser's Manualpdf10/04/2018
ELI Part Numbers GuideReference Guidepdf01/05/2016
Raspberry Pi Configuration File for 4.3" ELI DevicesConfiguration Filezip07/12/2016
2D Drawings for ELI43-CP
Mechanical Modelpdf02/28/2017
3D & EASM Model Files (By Request Only)Mechanical Modelzip03/01/2017
ELI Launcher Configuration ManualUser's Manualpdf07/15/2016
Hirose DF13 Catalog
Reference Guidepdf10/01/2016
Configuring Linux PCs for use with ELI43-CP and ELI43-CRApplication Notepdf10/14/2016
ELI Double Clicks not Recognized in Windows – Registry FixApplication Notepdf02/28/2017
Blanking Screen During BootApplication Notepdf06/28/2018
ELI Touch Screen Calibration in LinuxApplication Notepdf09/14/2018
ELI43-CP Product Change Notice Rev 3.4Product Change Noticepdf09/17/2018
ELI43-CP Product Change Notice Rev 3.3Product Change Noticepdf08/20/2018
ELI43-CP Product Change Notice Rev 3.2Product Change Noticepdf07/23/2018
ELI43-CP Product Change Notice Rev 3.1Product Change Noticepdf07/20/2017
ELI43-CP Product Change Notice Rev 3.0Product Change Noticepdf02/01/2017
FDI Software

Raspberry Pi Configuration File for 4.3" ELI devicesConfiguration Filezip08/17/2018
ELI Software User's ManualUser's Manualpdf12/14/2016
Configuring Linux PCs for use with ELI43-CP and ELI43-CRApplication Notepdf10/14/2016"
Raspberry Pi Disk ImageDisk Imageimg inside zip08/21/2018
ELI Backlight Control Software for Raspberry PiSoftwarezip02/16/2018
ELI Backlight Control Software for Renesas Synergy S7G2Softwarezip04/10/2018

Additional FDI Software


The ELI43-CP and ELI43-CR use a small 4.3” screen with a 480×272 resolution, which may not automatically register a display mode correctly within Linux. If the display mode does not register correctly, nothing will be displayed on the ELI43-CP or ELI43-CR screen. The ELI43.sh script detects if an ELI43-CP or ELI43-CR is connected, and manually adds a display mode to correct the display settings. Once the script has been run, the ELI43 will appear as a new display. (NOTE: This script is an automation of the procedure defined in the above application note – “Configuring Linux PCs for use with ELI43-CP and ELI43-CR”)

Recommended 3rd Party Software

BeagleBone Black Debian Disk Image
This is the basic Debian image straight from the Beagleboard.org website. No additional configuration is required. However, you may need a program such as 7zip to decompress the download file, since it is in a format more common to Linux than Windows.

This is a program that can uncompress many file formats. Necessary for the BeagleBone Black Debian Image.

Raspbian OS
This is the basic Raspbian image straight from the Raspberry Pi creators themselves. Some configuration is required, but we’ll help you with that. The configuration steps can be found in Section 7 of our Raspberry Pi User’s Manual.

Python Games
Many of these games made in Python work very well with ELI’s touch screen.


Once you’ve picked up your ELI, FDI is with you every step of the way. We offer support and documentation on our forums and support wiki.


Extended Display Identification Data, or EDID, is the data structure passed from a display screen to a device’s video source. Find out more about ELI and EDID here. .

Recommended Linux Packages Available Through apt-get

We recommend the following packages for your various entertainment and productivity needs:

  • MPlayer – This is a lightweight video player perfectly suited for your Raspberry Pi/Beaglebone Black needs. In the terminal type: sudo apt-get install mplayer
  • OMXPlayer – Another lightweight video player. If for any reason you dislike MPlayer, we recommend giving OMXPlayer a try. In the terminal type: sudo apt-get install omxplayer
  • Libre Office – A productivity suite containing a word processor, spreadsheet manager, presentation creator, and more of the expected office programs. In the terminal type: sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Support From FDI:

FDI Forums
Design Services
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