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BB VIEW_43 - 

LCD Display Expansion Module, 4.3", Touchscreen, BeagleBone

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Manufacturer:
ELEMENT14 ELEMENT14
Manufacturer Part No:
BB VIEW_43
Newark Part No.:
17X8437
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Product Overview

The BB-View is a portable LCD solution with touchscreen capability for BeagleBone boards, a credit-card-sized expandable Linux computer to evaluate the TI’s Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 processors. The BB-View has been designed with convenience in mind and extends the I/O interfaces of the BeagleBone & BeagleBone Black (sold separately) allowing users to utilise a touchscreen LCD display without sacrificing I/O interface access. BB-View fits on top of the BeagleBone or BeagleBone Black and still has full access to all the GPIOs via two 46-pin connectors. It’s equipped with five switches (four for GPIOs & one for Boot) and two user defined LEDs.
  • A 24-bit LCD expansion cape for the BeagleBone board family
  • Works with BeagleBone & BeagleBone Black
  • 4-wire resistive touchscreen LCD module
  • 4.3" LCD: 480x272 resolution
  • Five switches (four for GPIOs & one for BOOT)
  • Full access to all the GPIOs via two 46-pin connectors
  • Powered directly from BeagleBone boards, no external power supply required
  • Provided with pre-compiled BSP image with QT Demo to help setup the BeagleBone board
  • Supporting TISDK and Angstrom image

Applications

Automation & Process Control, Imaging, Video & Vision, Hobby & Education, Embedded Design & Development, Multimedia, Consumer Electronics, Portable Devices

Contents

BB-VIEW Cape Only, 4.3" Touchscreen LCD Display Module, Flexible FPC Cable, Quick Start Guide

Footnotes

Note: In order to power LCD module directly from BeagleBone or BeagleBone Black please power the BeagleBone or BeagleBone Black using DC power adapter instead of USB power

Product Information

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Texas Instruments
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ARM
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Cortex-A8
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AM3359
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Sitara - AM35x
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BeagleBone, BeagleBone Black
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BB-VIEW Expansion Board, LCD8000-43T LCD Module
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Comes with 4.3 inch LCD module.
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The pre-installed debian image on the BeagleBone Black does not have support for the LCD cape (part number BB VIEW_43)
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Download the Debian patch files and the utility tools pack from: http://www.element14.com/BeagleBone . Uncompress both of the archives, Use the HP USB formatting tool (HPUSBFW.exe) from the utility tools pack to format a USB flash drive. Copy all the patch files to the USB flash drive. Ensure that a Debian system currently exists in the BeagleBone Black eMMC. Connect the USB flash drive to the BeagleBone Black and power it on. Execute the following instructions in a terminal program (such as PuTTY) to mount the flash drive
$ mkdir /media/udisk
$ mount /dev/sda1 /media/udisk
Execute the following instructions to patch the image
$ cp -f /media/udisk/zImage /boot/uboot
$ cp -f /media/udisk/*.dtb /boot/uboot/dtbs
$ tar -xvf /media/udisk/kernel_modules.tar.gzvcd -C /
$ cp -f /media/udisk/xorg.conf /etc/X11/
$ sync

Power off the board and connect BeagleBone Black, BB VIEW and an LCD display, and then power it on again.Now to connect to BBView 4.3. The following instructions are executed in PuTTY for the use of 4.3” LCD displays
root@beaglebone:~# cd /boot/uboot/dtbs
root@beaglebone:~# cp am335x-boneblack-lcd4.dtb am335x-boneblack.dtb
root@beaglebone:~# sync
Now restart the board to complete the configuration for the 4.3” LCD display
9 months ago
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External PSU when using BBView Cape (part number BB VIEW_43)?
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Although it is not stressed, Do use an external 5V/2A PSU when using the BBB with BBView Cape.
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Touch screen pointer not calibrated on LCD display cape(part number BB VIEW_43)?
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If you have calibrated the touch screen, after you change the display mode, you must execute the following instructions to recalibrate in putty:
root@beaglebone:~# rm /etc/pointercal*
root@beaglebone:~# sync
and then reboot the board
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What do the 4 flashing Blue LED’s signify on the BBB (part number BB VIEW_43)?
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While the four user LEDS can be over written and used as desired, they do have specific meanings in the image that is shipped with the board once the Linux kernel has booted.
• USER0 is the heartbeat indicator from the Linux kernel.
• USER1 turns on when the microSD card is being accessed
• USER2 is an activity indicator. It turns on when the kernel is not in the idle loop.
• USER3 turns on when the onboard eMMC is being accessed
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What BOOT modes are available for the BBB (part number BB VIEW_43)?
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eMMC Boot…This is the default boot mode and will allow for the fastest boot time and will enable the board to boot out of the box using the pre-flashed OS image without having to purchase an microSD card or an microSD card writer.
• SD Boot…This mode will boot from the microSD slot. This mode can be used to override what is on the eMMC device and can be used to program the eMMC when used in the manufacturing process or for field updates.
• Serial Boot…This mode will use the serial port to allow downloading of the software direct. A separate USB to serial cable is required to use this port.
• USB Boot…This mode supports booting over the USB port
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Screen blank and no apparent power to BBB (part number BB VIEW_43)?
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The 4.3” and 7” LCD screens provided with the BB-View have different styles of FPC. These are not cross compatible and using the wrong FPC will result in apparent failure of the module. BBView 4.3 requires a ‘straight through’ FPC
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