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BeagleBone LCD 5" Cape

The Nh5cape is a LCD extension for beaglebone / beaglebone black. The 5" LCD is mounted in the plastic case to the top side of the board. Resolution: 800x480, 24 bit color, PWM backlight control, multitouch capacitive touchscreen. Additionally board provides 4 user buttons and header for adafruit adxl345 accelerometer. Beaglebone mounted to the right side of the board from the backside. Power is taken from the beaglebone.

Revision Changes

Revision A0

Initial release of BeagleBone LCD 5" Cape

Revision A1

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

BeagleBone LCD 5" Cape

Software 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.
  • Kernel supports LCD, backlight, multitouch capacitive touch, adxl335.
  • Note: adxl345 is not yet supported in Android core, only at kernel level.


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
One 9-position male connector for accelerometer

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 41 signals including:

  • VDD_3V3EXP
  • VDD_5V
  • DGND
  • GPIO1_16
  • GPIO1_19
  • I2C2_SCL
  • I2C2_SDA
  • GPIO1_17
  • GPIO3_19
  • GPIO3_16
  • GPIO3_19
  • GPIO0_31
  • GPIO3_21
  • LCD_DATA[0..23]


EEPROM Suport Yes
Board Name nh5cape
Version 00A0
Manufacturer Cembsoft
Part Number BB-BONE-NH5C-01
Pins Used 38


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