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First Steps with Capacitive Touch Display 10.1 Inch LVDS

 

Article updated at 05 Apr 2021
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Introduction

This article provides information on how to start working with the Capacitive Touch Display 10.1 Inch LVDS, which includes how to set up the hardware (wiring), install and configure the necessary drivers for a touch demo.


  • Capacitive Touch Display 10.1 Inch LVDS with the provided cables

    Capacitive Touch Display 10.1 Inch LVDS with the provided cables

Getting Started

What I need to order

The Capacitive Touch Display 10.1 Inch LVDS can be ordered with many Toradex computer on modules and carrier boards. See the compatible products.

Where do I order

All the products can be ordered online in the Toradex Webshop.

Cable Connection

This topic provides pin connection details regarding connecting the Capacitive Touch Display 10.1 Inch LVDS to the carrier boards.

Connect both the LVDS cable and the flat ribbon cable for the touch controller to the display.


  • Cable Connection on Display - Click to expand

    Cable Connection on Display - Click to expand


  • Cable Connection on Display - Zoom

    Cable Connection on Display - Zoom

Please refer to the below instructions for connecting the display to your specific carrier board.

Connections on Ixora

Warning: For Ixora V1.0A a Capacitive Touch Adapter is required, V1.1A or above are directly compatible.

Warning: Important! The LVDS connector is directly connected to the power input connector. For this reason, use only 12V (+/-10%) power supplies with the board. Otherwise, you can damage the LVDS display or observe a malfunction.

See the picture below for the direct connection from the display to the Ixora board. Make sure to connect the pin 1 side of both display and touch controller to the respective pin 1 of the carrier board.


  • Assemblying the Display on Ixora V1.1A or above

    Assemblying the Display on Ixora V1.1A or above

Connection on Apalis Evaluation Board

Warning: Important! The LVDS connector is directly connected to the power input connector. For this reason, use only 12V (+/-10%) power supplies with the board. Otherwise, you can damage the LVDS display or observe a malfunction.

Connect the LVDS connector of the Display into the LVDS Connector (X13) of the carrier board.


  • Apalis Evaluation Board connection. Click to Expand

    Apalis Evaluation Board connection. Click to Expand

For the touch interface, a Capacitive Touch Adapter is required.


  • Capacitive Touch Adapter

    Capacitive Touch Adapter

Connect the flat ribbon cable of the Touch to the Touch Adapter. Make sure to connect the pin 1 side of the touch controller to the respective pin 1 side of the adapter board. Then, connect the adapter into the Apalis Evaluation Board using wires, as indicated in the table below.

Capacitive Touch Adapter V1.0 Apalis Evaluation Board V1.0 / V1.1 Remarks
X1, Pin 1: I2C_SDA <-> X8, Pin 40; X9, Pin A40: MXM3_209 (I2C1_SDA)
X1, Pin 2: I2C_SCL <-> X8, Pin 39; X9, Pin A39: MXM3_211 (I2C1_SCL)
X1, Pin 3: GND <-> X2/X3/X4, Pin 11: GND
X1, Pin 4: TOUCH_INT# <-> X2, Pin 6; X3, Pin A6: MXM3_11 (GPIO5)
X1, Pin 5: TOUCH_RESET# <-> X2, Pin 5; X3, Pin A5: MXM3_13 (GPIO6)
X1, Pin 6: +3.3V <-> X2/X3/X4, Pin 1: 3.3V_SW Optional

  • Capacitive Touch Adapter - Hardware Set-up Block Diagram

    Capacitive Touch Adapter - Hardware Set-up Block Diagram

Connections on Iris Carrier Board

Warning: The Capacitive Touch Display 10.1 Inch LVDS requires Iris V2.0A or above

Warning: Important! The LVDS connector is directly connected to the power input connector. For this reason, use only 12V (+/-10%) power supplies with the board. Otherwise, you can damage the LVDS display or observe a malfunction.

See the picture below for the direct connection from the display to the Iris Carrier Board. Make sure to connect the pin 1 side of both display and touch controller to the respective pin 1 of the carrier board.


  • Assemblying the Display on Iris V2.0A or above

    Assemblying the Display on Iris V2.0A or above

Connections on Verdin Development Board

A Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter is required to use this display on Verdin boards.

The Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter features a touch connector compatible with the Capacitive Touch Display 10.1" LVDS.

Connect both the flat ribbon cable of the touch panel and the LVDS Cable into the adapter. See the indication on the silk mask in the adapter board indicating the correct side of the contacts for the Touch's flat ribbon cable.


  • Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter

    Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter

Connect the adapter into the Verdin Development Board, as indicated in the figure below.


  • Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter Slot on Verdin Development Board

    Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter Slot on Verdin Development Board

Connections on Dahlia Carrier Board

A Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter is required to use this display on Verdin boards.

The Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter features a touch connector compatible with the Capacitive Touch Display 10.1" LVDS.

Connect both the flat ribbon cable of the Touch and the LVDS Cable into the adapter. See the indication on the silk mask in the adapter board indicating the correct side of the contacts for the Touch's flat ribbon cable.


  • Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter

    Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter

Connect the adapter into the Dahlia Board, as indicated in the figure below.


  • Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter Slot on Dahlia

    Verdin DSI to LVDS Adapter Slot on Dahlia

Installation on Embedded Linux

TorizonCore 5

On TorizonCore 5, Toradex deploys pre-compiled and ready-to-use device tree overlays for this display, inherited from the BSP layers. Enabling them for evaluation can be done with few commands. Learn how to do it on Device Tree Overlays on Torizon.

Reference Images for Yocto Project 5

On BSP 5, Toradex deploys pre-compiled and ready-to-use device tree overlays for this display. This enables you to evaluate it with few commands and very fast. Learn how to do it on Device Tree Overlays (Linux).

For more advanced use cases, please refer to the article Display Output, Resolution and Timings (Linux).

Adjusting the Brightness

Read the dedicated article Backlight (Linux).

Touch Screen

Resistive touch screen works out-of-the-box in our BSP. To learn more about resistive touch, read the article Resistive Touch Screen (Linux).

Touch Screen Calibration

Read the dedicated articles: