The WaRP7 LCD module incorporates a standard MIPI display with DSI (display serial interface) and I2C interfaces, and is designed specifically for use with WaRP7 products. The screen is transflective (readable with backlight or ambient light), round, and has an active area diameter of 31.9 mm with 320 RGB × 320 dots resolution and a power consumption of 226 mW.
WaRP7 is intended for development of IoT and wearable devices by addressing technology challenges and freeing developers to focus on creating differentiated features. The platform consists of a main board and a daughter card. The main board is based on the NXP i.MX 7Solo application processor, and features an advanced implementation of the ARM Cortex-A7 core as well as the Cortex-M4 core.
The heterogeneous multicore architecture of the WaRP7 enables low-power modes critical for most designs, and also provides the power to drive a higher level operating system and a user interface. The daughter card is based on a flexible design with sensors collecting a range of data and the MikroBus expansion socket accessing over 200 Click Boards for users, allowing rapid prototyping across all potential IoT and wearable ideas. All components included in the system are selected for their low power consumption, small form factor and minimum cost.
The system now includes full-featured Android and Linux operating systems, which increases the available range of programming options and allows the realisation of the Android SDK.
The WaRP7 LCD is priced around €70, and the development kit, €110.
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