3.5inch DPI LCD
640x480, 3.5inch IPS Display for Raspberry Pi, DPI interface, 5-points capacitive touch control.
- 3.5inch IPS Display， 640x480 hardware resolution.
- Designed for Raspberry Pi, based on Raspberry Pi 40pin GPIO interface.
- Using DPI666 interface of Raspberry Pi to drive LCD, refresh rate up to 60Hz.
- Drive capacitive touch through I2C interface of Raspberry Pi, 5-points touch, toughened glass panel, hardness up to 6H.
- Supports Raspbian and Kali systems.
How to use
This LCD can support Raspbian and Kali systems.
Please download the latest version of the image on the Raspberry Pi official website.
1) Download the compressed file to the PC, and unzip it to get the .img file.
2) Connect the TF card to the PC, use SDFormatter.exe software to format the TF card.
3) Open the Win32DiskImager.exe software, select the system image downloaded in step 1, and click‘Write’ to write the system image.
4) After the image has finished writing, open the config.txt file in the root directory of the TF card(/boot/), add the following code at the end of config.txt, then save and quit the TF card safely.
gpio=0-9=a2 gpio=12-17=a2 gpio=20-25=a2 dtoverlay=dpi18 enable_dpi_lcd=1 display_default_lcd=1 extra_transpose_buffer=2 dpi_group=2 dpi_mode=87 dpi_output_format=0x6f006 hdmi_timings=640 0 20 10 10 480 0 10 5 5 0 0 0 60 0 60000000 1 dtoverlay=waveshare-35dpi-3b-4b dtoverlay=waveshare-35dpi-3b dtoverlay=waveshare-35dpi-4b
Note: For Raspberry Pi 4, you need to comment out dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-V3D.
5)Download the 3.5inch DPI LCD DTBO file and extract 3 dtbo files. Copy these three files to the overlays directory (/boot/overlays/), as shown in the following figure:
6) Save and quit the TF card safely, and insert the TF card into the Raspberry Pi.
7) Insert the 3.5inch DPI LCD into the 40PIN GPIO interface of the Raspberry Pi, power on the Raspberry Pi, and wait for about ten seconds to display normally.
Rotation(Working with Raspberry Pi)
Add this statement in the config.txt file (the config file is located in the root directory of the TF card, which is named /boot):
display_rotate=1 #1：90；2: 180； 3: 270
And then restart the Raspberry Pi after saving.
After the display is rotated, the position of touch is incorrect because the touch doesn’t change with the display angle. So the touch also needs to be modified.
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-libinput
If the system you installed is Ubuntu or Jetson Nano. The installation code is:
sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
2.Create the xorg.conf.d directory under /etc/X11/ (if the directory already exists, proceed directly to step 3).
sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
3.Copy the 40-libinput-conf file to the directory you created just now.
sudo cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
4.Edit this file.
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf
Find the part of the touchscreen, add the following statement inside, and then save the file.
Option "CalibrationMatrix" "0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1"
Similar to the picture below:
After completing these steps. The LCD could rotate 90 degrees in both display and touch function.
90 degree: Option "CalibrationMatrix" "0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1"
180 degree: Option "CalibrationMatrix" "-1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 1"
270 degree: Option "CalibrationMatrix" "0 -1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1"
Disable power saving
If you want to keep the display turning on all the time, you can disable the power saving function.
Modify file lightdm.conf
sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Find the [SeatDefaults] option and uncomment the line"xserver-command", modify it as below:
Modify this code to
xserver-command=X -s 0 -dpms
- -s # –Disable the display protecting.
- dpms Disable power saving.
Control brightness by PWM
If you use Pi4, you need to update wiringPi first:
wget https://project-downloads.drogon.net/wiringpi-latest.deb sudo dpkg -i wiringpi-latest.deb gpio -v # Check if it is 2.52 version
Control the brightness by PWM
gpio -g mode 18 pwm #Configure the PIN as PWM mode gpio pwmc 100 gpio -g pwm 18 0 #Brightest gpio -g pwm 18 1023 #Dimmest gpio -g mode 18 out #Clear the PIN to output mode.
Turn on/off HDMI output
You can use the following commands to disable/enable the displaying.
vcgencmd display_power 0 vcgencmd display_power 1
The pins labeled "NC" below means that those pins of Raspberry Pi are not occupied by the LCD, and the user can use them for other applications.
|1||NC||Power positive (3.3V power input)|
|2||5V||Power positive (5V power input)|
|4||5V||Power positive (5V power input)|
|7||B0||RGB signal cable|
|8||G2||RGB signal cable|
|10||G3||RGB signal cable|
|11||G5||RGB signal cable|
|13||TP_INT||Touch Panel interrupt|
|15||R2||RGB signal cable|
|16||R3||RGB signal cable|
|17||NC||Power positive (3.3V power input)|
|18||R4||RGB signal cable|
|19||TP_SDA||I2C SDA for touch panel|
|21||B5||RGB signal cable|
|22||R5||RGB signal cable|
|23||TP_SCL||I2C SCL for touch panel|
|24||B4||RGB signal cable|
|26||B3||RGB signal cable|
|28||DE||LCD data enable|
|29||B1||RGB signal cable|
|31||B2||RGB signal cable|
|32||G0||RGB signal cable|
|33||G1||RGB signal cable|
|36||G4||RGB signal cable|
|38||R0||RGB signal cable|
|40||R1||RGB signal cable|
Since the first-generation Raspberry Pi released, Waveshare has been working on designing, developing, and producing various fantastic touch LCDs for the Pi. Unfortunately, there are quite a few pirated/knock-off products in the market. They're usually some poor copies of our early hardware revisions, and comes with none support service.
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