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About the BeagleBone Capes Welcome to the informational home of the 7” BeagleBone Capes. Here is where you'll find all you need to know about these great new products. There are feature breakdowns, specification documents, a product detail video, and more. A wealth of knowledge and possibilities await you below!

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Oh, the Possibilities!

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Android OS Support Our provided Android system images, as well as built-in capacitive touch panels, make it easy to get the display up and running with an Android OS.

...and Linux too Linux OS more your style? We've provided Ubuntu system images as well. Just decide which version you need and download.

Beautiful Display Fitted with a beautiful, crisp 7" TFT display. Full 24-bit true color, 800x480 resolution, and luminance up to 830 nits. Hardware on one side, high quality screen on the other.

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Capacitive Touch 5-point multi-touch compatible capacitive touch panels mean the full touch interaction spectrum is literally at your fingertips. Gestural input and simultaneous touch included.

Open Source Take advantage of the BeagleBone community's help and resources, as well as the resources we provide specifically for these Capes, and no problem will be insurmountable.

Easy Mounting Standard M3 screws can mount the Capes via their featured 3.5mm mounting holes. Secure these 7” BeagleBone Capes with industry standard hardware.

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  • Three 7” display options – Standard, Premium & Sunlight-Readable
  • Android & Linux OS support
  • Secondary Cape slot
  • Open source hardware & software
  • Four 3.5mm mounting holes
  • 5-point multi-touch capacitive
    touch panel
  • 800x480 pixel resolution
  • 24-bit true color
  • PWM backlight control
  • RoHS compliant
Documentation User Guide 4.8 MB
Product Video
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Paired with a Beautiful TFT Display

The 7” BeagleBone Capes are paired with Newhaven Display TFT options. The featured display options are: NHD-7.0-800480EF-ATXL#-CTP, NHD-7.0-800480EF-ASXV#-CTP, and NHD-7.0-800480EF-ASXN#-CTP. These TFTs represent Newhaven Display's Standard, Premium and Sunlight-Readable technology. The Standard variant is the basic option with characteristics comparable to all our general TFT displays. Premium offers an upgrade to viewing angle versatility, and Sunlight-Readable brings heightened image quality viewable even in direct sunlight. All of the displays that come with these 7” BeagleBone Capes feature an 800x480 pixel resolution, 24-bit true color, as well as an integrated full-featured capacitive touch panel.

BeagleBone & Cape, a Powerful Team

If you don't own a BeagleBone Black development board, these new 7” Capes are a perfect reason to get one. If you do own one, then you probably already know how powerful a development tool it is. When paired with a 7” BeagleBone Cape there's no faster way to start prototyping your display. You can ditch the complicated development setup and switch to a BeagleBone Black board and with our 7” Capes, just plug in and go. Witness full true color and comprehensive capacitive touch interaction while developing the display for your dream project. The possibilities are boundless with the power of BeagleBone and your own imagination.

Three Options to Choose From

The 7” BeagleBone Capes are offered with Newhaven Display's Standard, Premium, or Sunlight-Readable TFTs. Choose the display variant that’s right for you.
Standard – 12 o’clock viewing angle, 230 cd/m² brightness Premium – 75° all-angles viewing, 660 cd/m² brightness Sunlight-Readable – 12 o’clock viewing angle, 830 cd/m² brightness

BeagleBone Cape – System Images  

The BeagleBone community has lots of friendly users eager to share knowledge and help one another. Its open source software provides assets to help you start a foundation to develop upon, and help troubleshoot bugs along the way. We've prepared Operating System images written specifically for use with these Capes’ TFT displays. Find images for both Android and Unbuntu (Linux) operating systems below.

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