The EA eDIPTFT intelligent displays from MMS Electronics offer abundance of clever graphics functions and now have extra commands for the design of rotating or needle pointing instruments such as compass or level indication.
With the free LCD tool development software, users can adjust picture, colours, text, scaling and pointer rotation.
The instruments are controlled directly from the onboard analogue port, touch-screen or via the display interface. Displays have serial, I2C and SPI interface as standard and are supplied with eight integrated fonts, but more can be added with the software tools.
There are over 112 embedded graphic commands available, including drawing lines, boxes, bar graph, rotary instrument gauges, portrait and landscape modes, zoom, pull down menus, display BMP, JPEG, GIF or animated GIF.
The EVAL-eDIPTFT development kit includes the display, development software and interface board with USB, RS-232 and RS-485.