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TFT Controller for HMI Applications: ArtistaGUI


The ArtistaGUI is an embedded Human Machine Interface (HMI) Controller for upgrading simple controlling systems with a TFT Display. The result is an intelligent TFT module, which can be addressed via micro controller. The GUI (Graphical User Interface) is programmed with a WYSIWYG Interface-Designer and the scripting language QT-Quick 1.1 (2.4. in preparation). For communication protocol, the robust and approved Modbus-RTU is employed.

ArtistaGUI features:

  • NEW: now supports projected capacitive (PCAP) touchscreens from DMC and Zytronic
  • Supports TFTs up to XGA 1024x768
  • 18/24-Bit LVDS and TTL interface
  • 8 GPIOs active for communication with external devices, optional any required quantity of GPIOs can be integrated
  • integrated LED backlight driver
  • on board 4-wire resistive touch controller, PCAP via integrated USB interface
  • 12V single supply
  • Temperature range: 32°F - 122°F (extended temperature range by request)
  • RS-232 interface (RS-485 on request)
  • SD-Card interface for user software
  • no compiler needed, easy programming in QT-Quick
    ArtistaGUI Integration

    Customization Options:

    • Up to 8 GPIOs (4 of these interruptible)
    • 100MBit/s Ethernet Interface
    • USB-Host / OTG Interface
    • PWM Output
    • Analog Input
    • I²C Interface

    Please contact us with any questions.


    ArtistaGUI Example Applications

    You can use the examples as follows:

    With SD card (AR-02-180 / AR-02-181):

        • Download one of these examples
        • Connect SD card to your PC with a card reader
        • Extract zip file into micro SD card's top folder
        • Remove SD Card from the card reader
        • Connect SD Card to ArtistaGUI (CON6)
        • Restart ArtistaGUI


    With FTP server (AR-02-180):

        • Download one of these examples
        • Connect to ArtistaGUI with FTP
        • Extract zip file into top FTP Folder
        • Restart ArtistaGUI