The gen4-4DCAPE-ADAPTOR is an adaptor board to connect the 4D Systems gen4-4DCAPES to the BeagleBone Black.
Avaliable CAPE models:
Information about the gen4-4DCAPE’s
4.3”, 5.0” and 7.0” TFT LCD CAPE options for the Beagle Bone Black
Available in 3 models, Resistive Touch (GEN4-4DCAPE-xxT), Capacitive Touch (GEN4-4DCAPE-xxCT) and Non-Touch (GEN4-4DCAPE-xx), where xx is 43, 50 and 70. (Non Touch is special order only, subject to MOQ and Lead Times)
480×272 Resolution 4.3” TFT LCD Display, or 800×480 Resolution 5.0” and 7.0” TFT LCD Display
7 optional push buttons via external button board is available on request, enabling LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN, ENTER, RESET and POWER functionality. This push button board is only available on request and is made to order.
EEPROM CAPE ID selection via DIP switch
4x 4.0mm Mounting holes on Non-Touch and Resistive Touch modules, or via adhesive on the bezel for Capacitive Touch model.
Workshop4 is a comprehensive software IDE for Microsoft Windows that provides an integrated software development platform for all of the 4D family of processors and modules. The IDE combines the Editor, Compiler, Linker and Downloader to develop complete 4DGL application code.
All user application code is developed within the Workshop4 IDE.
DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTS THAT SUITS ANY APPLICATION & USER LEVEL
Workshop4 includes four development environments for the user to choose based on application requirements or even user skill level.
Enables user to write 4DGL code to program the display module.
4DGL syntax is similar to C: no need to learn a new language.
4DGL is optimized for GOLDELOX, PICASO, PIXXI and DIABLO Controllers.
Aptly named, a visual programming experience as you develop the display.
Enables drag and drop of objects in a WYSIWYG editor.
Software generates 4DGL code for the graphics.
An advanced environment; no 4DGL coding Required.
Everything is automated.
Drag and drop objects on the display.
Code written automatically.
ransforms the module into a serial slave.
Control the module from any host microcontroller with a serial port.
All serial protocols and documentation are provided.
Make complex widget design, simple.
Smart Widgets Editoris a powerful utility which enables the generation of Smart Widgets.
Users can create complex widgets with up to six layers, including the layer for the base image. The order of the layers can be arranged as desired.
Each layer can contain one or more images arranged in sequence that can be manipulated in a variety of ways. Image manipulation options include horizontal motion, vertical motion, and angular motion. Additionally, the transparency of a layer can be set.
Two or more layers can be linked to produce synchronized movements of images. This enables the generation of complex widgets with multiple moving parts. Clockwork feature is also supported. This enables users to quickly generate clock widgets.
Each layer can have a numeric part which can display numbers in various fonts and formats. Alternatively, the numeric part can be a fixed sequence of text.
The output frames can be utilized using any of the supported Workshop4 environments.
Genie Magic is an extension to ViSi-Genie, which is available in Workshop4 PRO. Genie Magic allows the User to add 4DGL code to various points in the ViSi-Genie backend code, which allows Users to take full advantage of the power of 4DGL, while retaining the speed and convenience of ViSi-Genie and its defined communication protocol.
Genie Magic allows you to enter 4DGL code in the form of Events, Code and Objects, along with various touch related additions too, giving you to the power to achieve advanced GUI’s in ViSi-Genie without having to write the full code yourself.
Genie Magic is fully supported by the genieArduino and geniePi libraries, making communication with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi host even more powerful.
When using Genie Magic in combination with the Smart Widget Editor, it is possible to use the Smart Widgets Editor tool and Smart Widgets to create other graphical user interface elements such as:
Fading Slide-To-Unlock Button
Spectrum With Transparency
And Many Others
Workshop4 is a Windows-only product. It is compatible with Windows 8 through to Windows 11.
Note some older OS such as ME, Vista, XP and 7 have not been tested for some time and are not supported by Microsoft anymore; however, they may still work. Legacy support updates for the older OS may not be possible, depending on what issues are found. For best results, run a current Windows OS.
It is possible to run Workshop4 under a VM on Linux or Mac. However, it is up to the User to set this up.
We are delighted to offer volume discounts to qualified customers and organizations.
Our dedicated Volume Sales team will address your specific requirements and help you get an accurate quotation in a timely manner.
4D SYSTEMS started as an idea, which grew to become a global company that engineers real-world solutions. We want to empower forward-thinking engineers, designers and organisations who, by using our products, also help solve real-world problems and make a positive impact, one display solution at a time.
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