29 08, 2023

Widgets don’t show in flash-mode Pixxi display. How can this be fixed?

2023-08-29T10:43:31+10:00Categories: , |

GCI and Inherent widgets are stored in the onboard flash when using Pixxi in flash mode.

If these widgets don’t show, it is possible that the file transfer doesn’t work properly. This is often due to a driver issue.

You might want to check and update the driver. When installing, be sure to:

  • Uninstall the old driver first via Device Manager
  • Disconnect the programmer from the PC
  • Install the new driver
  • Reconnect the Programmer

Here’s what we recommend:

If this doesn’t work, you can try one of the following:

29 08, 2023

Can I use a higher capacity microSD card with Pixxi displays?

2023-08-29T10:41:44+10:00Categories: , |

Yes. You should be able to use a microSD card higher than 4GB.

However, keep in mind that Pixxi display only supports FAT16 which has a maximum of 4GB space. The rest of the unused space on the SD card can be accessed as RAW.

You will need to format the SD card appropriately using RMPET.

To use this tool:

  • Open or create a new Workshop4 project
  • Go to the Tools menu and open RMPET
  • Follow the instructions provided by the tool
29 08, 2023

Does Pixxi display modules support RS485?

2023-08-29T10:40:14+10:00Categories: , |

No. Pixxi display modules do not directly support RS485. However, you can use MOTG-RS485 or similar modules to connect a Pixxi display via RS485.

To connect a MOTG-RS485 to a Pixxi display, you can use a MOTG-Breadtooth and a.gen4-Breakout.

Using a MOTG-RS485 will require the only COM port of the Pixxi module which is also used in programming the display and a GPIO pin. Therefore, the MOTG-RS485 needs to be disconnected before uploading a project to the display module.

29 08, 2023

Does Pixxi display modules support RS232?

2023-08-29T10:39:41+10:00Categories: , |

No. Pixxi display modules do not directly support RS232. However, you can use MOTG-RS232 or similar modules to connect a Pixxi display via RS232.

To connect a MOTG-RS232 to a Pixxi display, you can use a MOTG-Breadtooth and a gen4-Breakout.

Using a MOTG-RS232 will require the only COM port of the Pixxi module which is also used in programming the display and a GPIO pin. Therefore, the MOTG-RS232 needs to be disconnected before uploading a project to the display module.

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