Parallax speeds the process of Propeller 2 development through our partnership with MikroE, who has created a family of 850+ Clicks for most I/O functions you may envision. For each of the Click boards stocked by Parallax, you will find a documented Spin 2 code example on our Propeller GitHub Object Exchange. Connect your Click boards to the Propeller 2 Evaluation Board or P2-EC Edge Breakout Breadboard using the #64008 P2 to MikroBus Click Adapter.
This bundle comes with the eINK click adapter and e-Paper display 2.13”. Which provides you an easy start of any project where the e-paper display is needed.
The E-Ink technology is a newer technology with a promising future, widely commercialized by the E-INK company. The content displayed on the E-INK (also known as E-Paper) display does not degrade when exposed to direct sunlight, the display actually behaves like a real paper; it is more readable when there is more light hitting its surface.
eINK click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development. This Click board™ comes as a fully tested product, ready to be used on a system equipped with the mikroBUS™ socket.
E-Paper displays feature very low power consumption and retain the information even after disconnecting from the power source. Power is consumed only when the display content is changing. There is a wide range of applications: mobile phones and wearables, industrial and packaging applications, electronic reading and writing, electronic shelf labels and similar applications.
E-Ink displays use oppositely-charged black and white pigment microcapsules dispersed in a clear fluid between two electrodes. When an electromagnetic field is formed between the electrodes, the pigments are charge-sorted to create the black and white pixel pattern on the display.
E-Paper 2.13″ display:
The E-Paper 2.13″ display is based on Active Matrix Electrophoretic Display (AMEPD) technology and has an integrated pixel driver, which uses the SPI interface to communicate with the host MCU. The display itself has 24pin flat printed cable, used to connect to the host controller. A perfect solution for easy connection is offered in a form of a Click board™. The eINK click offers a high-quality ZIF FFC/FPC connector for a simple connection with the E-Paper display. Besides the easy connection, it offers a temperature sensor (LM75) required for thermal compensation of the display, so it can be operated in a wide temperature range. This sensor uses I2C interface to communicate directly with the E-Paper 2.13″ display integrated driver IC.
The E-Paper 2.13″ display has resolution of 122(V) X 250(H) pixels and an active display area of 23.71 X 48.55. The size of its square shaped pixels is 0.194mm x 0.194mm. The screen displays a clear and crisp graphics, and has an ultra-wide viewing range, thanks to the used technology. Another key feature of the E-Ink technology is the extremely low power consumption, even when the display actively refresh its content.
- Display Size: 2.13″
- Display Resolution: 122 X 250 (160 dpi)
- Pixel Pitch: 0.194mm x 0.194mm
- Active Display Area: 23.71×48.55
Is an adapter Click board™, used to interface a compatible eINK display with the host MCU. The most distinctive feature of the eINK displays is their very low power consumption and the ability to retain the information, even after disconnecting from the power source. The power is consumed only when the display content is changing. For all displays Mikroe provides compliant library to start with.
For schematics and other resources, see the manufacturer’s product page.