TED-96 is the OEM version of the unique TIMI-96 module and is aimed for product integration where TIMI-96 form-factor may not be suited.
Wrapped in a sleek metal frame, TED-96 can be viewed at any angle. Boasting a full RBG (65K vivid colors) display with 160×80 resolution. TED-96 is a 0.96” TFT LCD display module that is driven directly by a PIXXI-28 graphics processor from 4D Labs. It features both castellated and through-hole pads at each end of the module, allowing for different mounting options.
TED-96 was created to be used in products or projects after development has been done on the TIMI-96 module, where a permanent installation is required. TIMI-96 was designed as a flexible design aid, primarily to simulate components readouts and meters, which would otherwise be cumbersome or demanding on hardware resources for breadboard or electronic development. Simulating component readouts allows accelerated development and retains the often-limited GPIO hardware associated with many developments. TED-96 then steps in after this development has been done, for integration into a product.
TED-96’s main interface is a 3.3V level Asynchronous Serial UART and features 6 GPIO (3 more than TIMI-96) which can be used as Digital or Analog inputs, Digital Outputs, Controller I2C Communication or PWM Audio output. These interfaces arm TED-96 with resources to be either a stand-alone controller, a Host driven peripheral, or a tethered test instrument, while being capable of interfacing and powering external devices itself. Powered by 4D Labs Pixxi-28 Graphics Processor.
NOTE: Soldering is required to attach the included headers.
NOTE: The Mates Programmer in the picture is not included and is for demonstration purposes only, sold separately.
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These displays have fantastic possibility. Combined with their "Mates Studio" software, you can load cool display widgets all day and simulate them - but using their stated serial connection settings and commands, they do not respond. At all. The website for BreadBoard Mates appears active, but has had no new forum posts since May of 2021. I registered to post, but posts are not allowed. There are apparently no users on the SparkFun forum that are familiar with these devices either. And I can find no reddit or other external forums that reference these items. I'm pretty good with a serial terminal, so for me to not be able to communicate with these except through BBM's own proprietary software, which can never be loaded into any of my intended host microcontrollers, is frustrating, and renders these little guys as ultimately, useless. Would love to hear from someone using these without the BBM programmer/simulator...
Does selecting a different 'environment' change the behavior? https://resources.breadboardmates.com/tutorials/getting-started/commander/
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