Raspberry Pi universal demo kit aids TFT panel selection

December 16, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Kyocera Display Europe’s Universal Demo Kit (VIP Kit) can be used to quickly and easily operate all current Kyocera TFT display modules: the converter included in the VIP Kit adapts HDMI graphics data from a Raspberry Pi so that they can be viewed on a Kyocera display panel.

Users don’t have to worry about resolution or data format. Texts, photos, images, videos — everything is displayed in real time and at a high resolution. So users can check straight away if the correct display has been selected for the intended application or whether the viewing angles are sufficient. This will benefit designers and developers in industrial automation, medical technology, and not least in the automotive industry.

The Kyocera VIP Kit consists of the desired size of display from the Kyocera product range, a universal HDMI-to-LVDS converter and the appropriate cables and power packs. The converter is designed to be connected directly to the Raspberry, but if required, can also be connected to any HDMI port so that content can be viewed on the corresponding Kyocera display.

The kit is available as a plug-and-play version, enabling you to quickly and easily upload your own images and view them with the application. It can be used anywhere for presentations without the need for an additional display. In addition, graphics can be easily altered and optimised on the display.

The Kyocera VIP Kit has a single channel 24-bit HDMI-LVDS converter with a 15-MHz to 85-MHz pixel clock. Other features include VGA (640 x 480) to Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and users can select between Hsync, Vsync or Clock polarity. The power pack supplied provides the required voltage of 12V/1.5 A; and the control unit for the backlight with up to a maximum of 600 mA is integrated.

Kyocera: www.kyocera.eu