Hello- I’m trying to put together a project with a 5" IPS digital display connected to a Rpi 4. All the assembled screens that I have found are either TFT or have the wrong form factor for our project. So am thinking of trying to find a separate screen and driver board to get the combination needed.
I found a few things that are close but have a couple of questions…
Will this display driver board work with a smaller screen? (connected via LVDS)
will this driver board work on IPS screens? or is it just for TFT?
The driver board has to be compatible with screen, and there are a fair few different interface designs so it’s usually easiest to get a driver and display that are designed to work together.
According to the datasheet, the TFP401 only supports TFT or DSTN panels:
The Pimoroni driver board has been designed specifically to work with the 8 and 10 inch displays from their PiCade kits. Looking at the closeup photos, it looks like it’s based on a Realtek RTD2660H chip:
Googling “RTD2660H Datasheet”, I found this:
Which says it can output both TTL and LVDS, so it’s probably technically capable of supporting a good range of displays, but you’d be a bit on your own trying to do it with anything other than the Pimoroni displays.
Adafruit also sell a few driver boards based on the RTD2660H - They’ve got a huge guide here, with a list of all their driver and display combinations:
If Adafruit still sells it, there’s a good chance we could get it in if it’s not already on our site
I came across that waveshare unit but i think we need the cable from the screen (or control board) to be a HDMI & USB as it is routed through a tight assembly to the Rpi which is about 1metre from the screen. The ribbon cable would be difficult to make work in the assembly and had concerns about the durability and run length.
The Pimroni setup seems perfect except for the question around compatibly with a different screens.
Sorry- i understand that i’m being difficult with our very specific requirements