BeagleBone LCD4

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BeagleBone LCD4 Cape

The BeagleBone LCD4 Cape provides a portable LCD solution with touchscreen capability for BeagleBone boards. The 4.3" TFT LCD screen, attached to the topside of the board, can display up to a resolution of 480x272 and is a 4-wire resistive touchscreen. The board is equipped with seven buttons located at finger-friendly positions. These buttons include power, reset, and five user buttons, which are mapped to different GPIO signals. The backside of the cape is where a BeagleBone can be mounted.

Revision Changes

Revision A1

Initial release of BeagleBone LCD4 Cape

Software Support

  • BeagleBone LCD4 Cape revision A1 is supported by Angstrom release 11-22-12 onward.

  • Major BeagleBone image releases can be downloaded here.
  • Intermediate BeagleBone image releases can be downloaded here

Please follow the instructions here to write the image file to your SD card on a Windows machine.

Getting Started

Required setup:

  • A BeagleBone LCD4 Cape
  • A BeagleBone (with supported software)
  • A 5V DC power supply (we recommend 5V - 2A)
  • A stylus (optional)

Following the instructions below to start using your BeagleBone LCD4 Cape:

  1. Mount the BeagleBone to the connectors on the bottom side of the LCD4 Cape.
  2. Make sure the SD card using with BeagleBone has image that supports LCD4 Cape.
  3. Plug in a 5V DC power supply to the DC connector on the BeagleBone.
  4. Following screens will be displayed on the LCD screen:
    • Angstrom log-in prompt
    • Auto Calibration utility (displays only on the first time)
  5. Follow the instructions given by the Auto Calibration utility to calibrate the LCD4 touchscreen.
  6. After calibrated, the Angstrom desktop will be displayed on the LCD screen.

You can start using the board.


Followings are some specifications of the BeagleBone LCD4 Cape:

Electrical Specifications

Power 3.3V via BeagleBone header
5V via BeagleBone header
Display Model NewHaven NHD‐4.3‐480272MF‐ATXI#‐T‐1
Display Type 4.3" TFT LCD
Resolution 480x272
Touchscreen 4-wire resistive
Indicators Power LED
User LED
Switches One power switch
One reset switch
Five user switches
Connectors Two 46-position male headers

Mechanical Specifications

Size 5.00" x 3.05"
Layers 4
PCB Thickness .062"
RoHS Compliant Yes


EEPROM Suport Yes
Board Name BeagleBone LCD4 Cape
Version 00A1
Manufacturer BeagleBoardToys
Part Number BB-BONE-LCD4-01
Pins Used 45


Product Images


Hardware Files

BeagleBone LCD4 Revision A1

To download all files at once please click here

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