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Industrialise your Raspberry Pi – a cost-effective & time-saving solution

22 January 2018

Inelco Hunter has announced the availability of a 10.1in PCAP Touch Screen Kit, developed to work with the Raspberry Pi.

This cost-effective, pre-assembled display Kit will realise the potential of the Raspberry Pi, turning it into a complete system with minimal effort, providing huge time-savings by speeding up installation and slashing development time.

The potential commercial uses are enormous and encompass a very wide range of applications e.g. industrial automation, machine tool control systems, medical devices, home technology, IoT products, communication systems, payment terminals, etc.

The kit comes pre-assembled to take the Raspberry Pi which is simply mounted onto the rear of the interface PCB using the supplied pillars and screws. The display can be either panel or ?ush mounted and provides a resolution up to WXGA.

Inelco Hunter, who designed and continues to supply the current 7in official Raspberry Pi screen, has developed this new 10.1in kit for customers looking to create a larger screen format solution running from a Raspberry Pi, or to upgrade from the official 7in display format for applications requiring extra screen space. The kit allows them to easily industrialise their equipment by adding the larger screen, yet still maintaining the software and programmes already developed for the current 7in version.

David Bushnell, Managing Director of Inelco Hunter said, “Since the launch of the official 7in Raspberry Pi display, we have had a lot of customers approach us requesting a larger screen format running from a Raspberry Pi but with the same quality industrial grade TFT and touch solution. So we designed this 10.1in kit to make it easier for customers to transition to the larger screen format. The Industrial grade TFTs supplied by Inelco Hunter have high-quality metrics, with ongoing availability”. 

Connection is via an on-board HDMI interface PCB which provides all power, signal and backlight conversion for the TFT display. The Kit requires 12V at 2A to drive the TFT display, touch panel and backlight, and 5V at 2A to power the Pi. 

Features include a multi-touch input PCAP touch screen offering pinch, zoom and rotate, which can be either USB or I2C connected if preferred, a wide view angle IPS display and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The screen dimensions are 255mm x 174mm x 9mm (including the touch panel) with a view area of 218mm x 137mm. 

Designed to work with all models of the Raspberry Pi this kit has proven reliability having been tested to temperatures of +70°C. With an MTBF of 50,000+ hours it is a good choice for customers who require a long life and reliable product in their design.

The Kit includes: a 10.1in Touch Screen display; an HDMI to LVDS interface PCB (pre-assembled); an HDMI to HDMI interface connector; a Micro USB to USB interface cable; plus the screws and pillars to mount the Raspberry Pi.

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