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BeagleBone LCD 5" Cape

The Nh5cape is a LCD extension for beaglebone / beaglebone black.

  • Resolution: 800x480
  • 24 bit color
  • PWM backlight control
  • Multitouch capacitive touchscreen
  • 4 user buttons

Power is taken from the beaglebone.
Video demo can be seen at http://youtu.be/zDcHMCXM60A
The case for LCD can be 3D printed. The sources: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:477676

Revision Changes

Old revisions

Old revisions

Revision A2

Cape consists of 3 separate boards: stackable cape, LCD with adapter, and buttons board.

BeagleBone LCD 5" Cape

LCD adapter has better fit and higher quality MOLEX connectors.

LCD adapter

Moved backlight and one of the keys for better compatibility.

Software Support

  • Ubuntu with Kernel 3.15 support.
  • Ubuntu with Kernel 3.14 support.
  • Ubuntu with Kernel 3.8 (device tree) support.
  • Rowboat android with Kernel 3.2 support.
  • Available: patches to the current kernel, images of ubuntu and android.


Followings are some specifications of the BeagleBone LCD 5" Cape:

Electrical Specifications

Power 3.3V via BeagleBone header
5V via BeagleBone header
Display Model Newhaven NHD-5.0-800480TF-ATXL#-CTP
Display Type 5" TFT LCD
Resolution 800x480
Touchscreen multitouch capacitive
Switches Four user Switches
Connectors One 46-position male headers

Mechanical Specifications

Size 95 x 195 mm
Layers 2
PCB Thickness 1.6 mm
RoHS Compliant Yes

Signal Usage

BeagleBone LCD 5" Cape Pin Usage

The BeagleBone LCD 5" Cape uses 40 signals including:

  • VDD_3V3EXP
  • VDD_5V
  • DGND
  • GPIO1_28
  • GPIO1_16
  • GPIO1_19
  • I2C2_SCL
  • I2C2_SDA
  • GPIO1_17
  • GPIO3_19
  • LCD_DATA[0..23]
  • GPIO2_1


EEPROM Suport Yes
Board Name nh5cape
Version 00A0
Manufacturer Cembsoft
Part Number BB-BONE-NH5C-02
Pins Used 38




Distributors are welcome at victor.0xf at gmail.com

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