Raspberry Pi Gets Its Own 7 Inch DSI Screen

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Today users of the credit card-sized computers can purchase the 7 inch DSI screen for $70, as the Raspberry Pi Foundation formally made the announcement yesterday.

The organization has been working on a display for the Raspberry Pi for a while now, but faced some challenges along the way. But now the screen is available and ready to plug-in to Pi boards across the world.

One of the features of the monitor includes the ability to connect to the Pi using the DSI connector, this frees up on-board HDMI connector so that dual screens may be used.  It will be interesting to see what creative concept that people come up with now that there is a native monitor for the Pi.

Take a look at some of the specifications:

  • 7” Touchscreen Display.
  • Screen Dimensions: 194mm x 110mm x 20mm (including standoffs)
  • Viewable screen size: 155mm x 86mm
  • Screen Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
  • 10 finger capacitive touch.
  • Connects to the Raspberry Pi board using a ribbon cable connected to the DSI port.
  • Adapter board is used to power the display and convert the parallel signals from the display to the serial (DSI) port on the Raspberry Pi.

via: raspi.tv
Photos: raspi.tv

 

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