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)
ELI 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 DocumentationQuick Start Guide
|Touch Screen Type||PCAP|
|Display Technology||a-Si TFT LCD|
|Touch Screen Interface||USB Device|
|Resolution||480 x 272
|Contrast Ratio (typ)||500:1|
|Vertical Viewing Angle|
|Horizontal Viewing Angle|
|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)
|EDID for Auto Screen Sizing||Yes|
|Display Interface Input Mode:||HDMI / DVI|
|Input VDC||Rev. <2.x: 5-12
Rev. >3.x: 5-24
|Operating Temperature||-20° to 70° C|
|Storage Temperature||-30° to 80° C|
|Mounting||#4 screws in 4 corners|
|Plug & Play|
|Size||116.84 (W) x 72.26 (H) x 19.10 (D) mm|
Current Documentation – Rev 3.2
|Raspberry Pi Configuration File for 4.3" ELI devices||Configuration File||zip||08/17/2018|
|ELI Software User's Manual||User's Manual||12/14/2016|
|￼Configuring Linux PCs for use with ELI43-CP and ELI43-CR||Application Note||10/14/2016||"￼|
|Raspberry Pi Disk Image||Disk Image||img inside zip||08/21/2018|
|ELI Backlight Control Software for Raspberry Pi||Software||zip||02/16/2018|
|ELI Backlight Control Software for Renesas Synergy S7G2||Software||zip||04/10/2018|
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.
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.
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