Details mpi3508 LCD

mpi3508 LCD Display HDMI USB Touch Screen

Feature mpi3508 LCD

3.5inch standard display, support HDMI input, mpi3508 refresh rate of 60FPS or more. Physical resolution 480×320, configurable software resolution up to 1920×1080. Can be used as raspberry pie display, with touch control function (need to install touch drive)

Overview mpi3508 LCD
Overview mpi3508 LCD

Can be used as a computer monitor, TV box, PSP and other standard HDMI output device (without touch function)
Compatible and can be inserted directly into all versions of raspberry pie board (raspberry pie, 1 generation B and Zero, HDMI line)
Support HDMI audio output, backlight brightness adjustable

Size: 3.5 (inch)
Resolution: 480 * 320 (dots)
Touch: resistance touch
Size: 85.5*60.6 (mm)
Product weight (including packing): 148 (g)

LCD Display HDMI Review

A colorful LCD mpi3508 display is always a great add-on to any Raspberry Pi project. This article provides a quick review of a high resolution (1024×600 pixels) 7″ HDMI LCD product from Elecrow and illustrates a simple way to set it up for Raspberry Pi.

With HDMI support, built-in capacitive touchscreen control, and 4 mountable corners, this LCD is a perfect Plug-n-Play display for use with single board computers like Raspberry Pi and Banana Pi. It comes with an HDMI cable for the display, an USB cable for touchscreen control, four mounting screws, and a DVD containing the driver softwares.

The setup of this HDMI LCD display for Raspberry Pi is pretty easy and straighforward and can be done without installing any drivers from the included DVD. Following figure shows the backside of the LCD. Use the HDMI cable included in the package to connect the HDMI port of the display to that of the Raspberry Pi board. The touchscreen control for this LCD is USB-based, and you need to connect the micro USB port on the backside (labeled as Touch) to an USB port of Raspberry Pi using the USB cable included in the package.

mpi3508 LCD
mpi3508 LCD

On my LCD, I have two micro USB port on the back. They are both labeled as Touch, and connecting to either one works just fine. There is a slide switch for ON/OFF control of the LCD backlight. You need to slide it to ON position, as shown below. This completes the hardware setup. Note that the LCD display receives the power supply from the Raspberry Pi board via the USB cable.

The easiest way to do this would be to insert the SD card on a linux or MAC computer and edit the config.txt file with a text editor. The details of config.txt can be found in this page. The hdmi_group=2 selects the HDMI output to DMT (Display Monitor Timings, the standard typically used by monitors).

If you look on this page, it provides a table with a list of 86 hdmi_modes defined for hdmi_group=2, but none of them matches with the resolution specification of our display (1024×600 pixels, 60 Hz framerate). So we need to define a custom mode (87) for our display, which is done by the last two lines. The hdmi_cvt line sets the custom resolution (1024×600), framerate (60 Hz), and aspect ratio (6 for 15:9).

After modifying the config.txt file, mpi3508 save the file, eject the SD card from your computer, and install it back on to your Raspberry Pi. When you will power your Raspberry Pi next time, you will see the booting up on your HDMI LCD screen. Make sure the 5V power supply you use for your Pi board is rated at least 2A.

I have tested it with Raspberry Pi 1 B as well as with the latest Raspberry Pi 3 B models, and it worked like a charm with both. You can get this LCD display directly from Elecrow website or on Amazon using the following link.

mpi3508 LCD promotion
mpi3508 LCD promotion

5-inch HDMI Touch Screen Display Review

Architecture: For Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, Windows (XP, 7, 8 and 10), Mac and any HDMI compatible devices (including the Intel-Processor Base MiniPC).
Touchscreen Type: USB Capacity
Touch Points: 10 points maximum
Interface: HDMI and USB 2.0 Full Speed
Backlight Power Consumption: ULP (Ultra Low Power) Consumption Backlight

mpi3508 LCD Main
mpi3508 LCD Main

A product such as this 5-inch HDMI mpi3508 Capacitive Touch Screen can be super applicable when you need a display because it has some positive points including:

  1. A driver-free setup, so that it is much easy to adapt and transfer this display from various computers without the need of downloading the specific driver for each OS or device.
  2. Its touch-sensitive display, meaning that the smallest touch can be sensed. This touch screen also has a maximum of 10 touch points and its response time is pretty fast.
  3. The display’s plug-and-play feature, making it easier for you to set this up where you can just power and hook the display up to start.
  4. The close-packed package of this overall product where it could be easily mounted to a case or a surface with its accessible mounting holes.
  5. The overall resolution and quality of this display is very clear and sharp, with its high brightness and refresh rate which is up to 60 frames per second.

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