5.6″ Resistive Touch Screen LCD GUI (Production Module) – UEZGUI-1788-56VI-BA

μEZ GUI Standalone Microcontroller based 5.6" VGA Resistive Touch Screen LCD production module. The microcontroller for this system is an NXP LPC1788.

Part #: uEZGUI-1788-56VI-BA (Production Module)
MSRP (Qty Volume): <$200.00

Part #: uEZGUI-1788-56VI (Dev Kit)
MSRP (Qty 1): $399.00

Status: In Production
Production guaranteed: Until 2030
Warranty: 1 Year (Extended available)

  • Microcontroller based intelligent HMI GUI
  • 5.6" VGA Resistive Touch Screen LCD
  • µEZ® / FreeRTOS Rapid Software Development Platform
  • ARM Cortex-M3 120MHz MCU with 512KB Internal Flash
  • 8MB SDRAM, 8MB NOR Flash
  • Expansion: UART, I²C, SPI, ADC, GPIO, USB Host/Device, RMII

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uEZGUIThe μEZGUI-1788-56VI is designed to be used as an “off-the-shelf” Graphical User Interface (GUI) or Human Machine Interface (HMI) in a variety of end customer applications. The miniature, self-contained design is well suited to be embedded directly into your product and FDI offers prepackaged versions for stand-alone use. FDI also offers low cost customization services for customer specific hardware, software or packaging applications at volumes of 500 units or more.

Quick Start Documentation
Quick Start Guide
μEZGUI Software
  • μEZ® / FreeRTOS Rapid Development Platform
  • MicroSD card appears as a USB Flash Drive to the PC
  • Rowley CrossWorks Compiler and Tool Suite
  • Segger J-Link Lite JTAG for programming and debug

MicrocontrollerNXP LPC1788
- Speed120MHz
- Internal SRAM96KB
- Internal Flash512KB
External Flash8MB
External Flash TypeNOR
External Flash Optionalup to 16MB
SDRAM Standard8MB
SDRAM Optionalup to 32MB
128Mbit Serial PCM Memory, optionNot available
Non-volatile data storage standardInternal 4K EEPROM
Non-volatile data storage optionalExternal 8KB EEPROM
SD Card Bus interfaceSPI @ 15MHz
USBUSB Device Mini-AB for Host or Device Operation
Expansion - primary70 Fine Pitch I/O Connectors for External Expansion:Serial Ports, UART, I²C, SPI, USB Host/DeviceRMII interface for Ethernet 10/100
Expansion - additionalISP, UART, RTC External battery
Accelerometer3 Axis
Temperature SensorYes
JTAGMini-JTAG Debug Connector
RTCInternal RTC, Supercap backup
AudioOn-board Speaker
Ambient Light SensorOptional
Operating Temperature:-20° to 70° C
Storage Temperature:-30° to 80° C
Power InputUSB Device Mini-B for power (no USB communications)
Input Voltage:+5 Volt DC
Power Consumption:650 mA typ / 850 mA max
Overall Size127 (W) x 115.32 (H) x 13.97 (D) mm
Mounting:#6 screws in 4 corners
RoHS Compliant:Yes
Screen Size (diagonal)5.6 inches
Display Technologya-Si TFT
Resolution640 x 480 (VGA)
Brightness350 cd/m2 (typ)
Contrast Ratio500 : 1 (typ)
Aspect Ratio4:3
Colors:262K (18 bit)
Pixel Pitch0.0588(W) × 0.1764(H) mm
Vertical Viewing Angle:50/70° U/D
Horizontal Viewing Angle:70/70° L/R
Surface Finish:Anti-glare
Touch Screen type4-Wire Resistive
Active Area:112.896 (W) × 84.672(H) mm
Response Time:10ms Tr/15ms Tf (typ)
Backlight:Not Documented
Backlight Life:20K hrs. (min)
Backlight Power Consumption:1900 mW (typ)
Reverse Scan:U/D, L/R by hardware
Kit Available?Yes
Current Documentation – Rev 2.3

UEZGUI-1788-56VI Quick Start GuideQuick Start Guidepdf09/27/2016
Start Here Guide for UEZGUI-1788-56VIStart Here Guidepdf08/31/2016
Users ManualUser's Manualpdf01/12/2016
Interactive Online uEZ GUI API Library (By Doxygen)Interactive Online uEZ GUI API Library (By Doxygen)Online03/29/2016
Latest SchematicSchematicpdf02/11/2013
Latest ECOSchematicpdf10/31/2012
Latest PCNDocumentpdf10/30/2012
Converting Images from 24-bit to 16-bit for uEZ GUI
Software QuickStart GuideQuick Start Guidepdf09/15/2014
Software User's GuideUser's Guidepdf09/15/2014
2D Model for UEZGUI-1788-56VIMechanical Modelszip04/12/2012
3D & EASM Model Files (By Request Only)Mechanical Modelszip09/22/2016
JTAG Programming uEZ GUIsEngineering Guidepdf08/13/2015
Converting a PowerPoint Slideshow for use on uEZ GUI ProductsApplication Notezip10/19/2016
Expansion Board Design Guide
Application Notepdf11/03/2016
How to Create Videos for uEZ GUI
Engineering Guidezip02/22/2016

Historical Documentation

uEZGUI 5.6 Mainboard Schematics Rev 2Schematicpdf04/12/2012
uEZGUI 5.6 Mainboard Schematics Rev 1.1Schematicpdf09/26/2011
uEZGUI-1788-56VI Rev 2.1 ECODocumentpdf08/20/2012
uEZGUI-1788-56VI Rev 2 ECODocumentpdf06/11/2012
uEZGUI-1788-56VI Rev 1.1 ECODocumentpdf09/26/2012
uEZGUI-1788-56VI 2.1 PCNDocumentpdf08/20/2012
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Expansion Boards

Do not forget to look at our expansion boards
Adds: Ethernet, USB Host, RS232/RS485, AC Power