Banana Pi / Pro 7″ TFT LCD Module Review

Introduction

Banana Pi 7" LCD Review

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I recently reviewed Lemaker’s 3.5″ TFT display for the Banana Pi and Banana Pro – it is a nice little display for space constrained applications where its 320×240 resolution is not an issue.

For applications that have more space available, Lemaker has 5″ 800×480 and 7″ 1024×600 displays – and let’s face it, for some applications, the higher resolution, the better.

In this review I’ll take a look at a pre-production sample of their flagship 7″ 1024×600 LCD module.

Full Disclosure: Lemaker provided a pre-release version of the Banana Pro/Pi 7 inch LVDS LCD Module for review – however don’t worry, that will not influence my review.

Specifications

Banana Pro/Pi 7″ LVDS LCD Module

LCD size 7.0 inch(Diagonal)
Interface Parallel LVDS 8 bits
Resolution 1024 x 3(RGB) x 600
Driver element a-Si TFT active matrix
Dot pitch 0.05(W) ×0.15(H) mm
Connections to Banana Pi 40 Pin FPC to the Display Sensor Interface (DSI)
Surface treatment Glare
Color arrangement RGB-stripe
View direction 6 O’Clock
Power 5V/550mA
Active area 153.6(W) × 90.0(H) mm
Dimension 165.75(W) ×105.39(H) × 2.45(D) mm
Weight 300G

(For full product information please visit the Lenovator product page)

First Look

The 7″ LCD module arrived in a plain brown box – just like the 3.5″ display, albeit larger.

Banana Pi 7" LCD Review

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The panel was securely packaged in foam cut to place, and came in an anti-static bag.

The 100mm 0.5mm spacing FPC cable was below the display.

Banana Pi 7" LCD Review

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Above you can see what the display module and cable looked like on top.

Banana Pi 7" LCD Review

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And here is the back of the display where you can see the adapter board.

Banana Pi 7" LCD Review

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I thought it would be useful to have a close up shot of the adapter printed circuit board.

Just like the 3.5″ display, there is space for a four pin resistive touch panel connector and controller.

There is also space for what appears to be a separate micro USB power plug, and a mysterious 16 pin 2×8 0.1″ pitch connector.

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