The long awaited official touchscreen for the Raspberry Pi is finally here – and it was worth the wait. The Raspberry Pi foundation managed to produce a quality 7″ touchscreen display with good specifications at an impressive low MSRP of only 60$. You can buy the display right here.
The new display connects to the Raspberry Pi using the display port (via a DSI interface), leaving the HDMI interface free if you want to add an additional display to your project. Its a 800×480 display with a 10 point capacity touch screen.
The display, produced by Inelco Hunter, boosts the following specifications:
- RGB 800×480 display @60fps
- 24-bit colour
- FT5406 10 point capacitive touchscreen
- Screen Dimensions: 194mm x 110mm x 20mm (including standoffs)
- Viewable screen size: 155mm x 86mm
- 70 degree viewing angle
- Metal-backed display with mounting holes for the Pi
The screen includes a converter board that drives and powers the display. The display can either be powered by the Pi using GPIO connectors, or via a separate USB power supply. If you choose to use a separate power supply with must be a 500mA or higher like this.
The new display is current available on the Amazon right here.
For more details about the new screen check out the Raspi.tv launch video, and stay tuned for our how-to guide on how to setup the touch screen.