STONE provides an Intelligent HMI solution. The intelligent TFT LCD display with a Cortex-M4 32-bit CPU can be controlled by any MCU via simple Hex Instruction through the UART port.
The module consists of a CPU, TFT drives, flash memory, UART port, power supply, etc. STONE also provides a basic control program and powerful design software (STONE TOOL Box). You can use it to set various functions on the graphical user interface, such as text, figures, curve, image switching, keyboard, progress bar, the slider, dial-up, clock and touch button, data storage, the USB download, video, and audio.
It is very easy for engineers to develop the TFT-LCD color user interface and touch control functions, which can reduce a lot of development time and cost.
• Cortex m4 CPU;
• UART interface (RS232/RS485/TTL) ;
• 256-byte register;
• 128 kb variable memory;
• 128 MB flash memory, expandable to 1 GB;
• GUI design software;
• The customized command set;
• 8-channel curve trend chart memory;
• extremely fast variable display response speed;
• The single-page supports up to 128 display variables;
• Integrated real-time clock RTC,
• Touch buzzer sound function;
• Support software 90 degrees, 180 degrees, 270-degree screen rotation, adjust the appropriate visual Angle;
-- Free and easy to use STONE TOOL Box software
-- property value components that can be allocated at run time
-- Drag-and-drop components for GUI design and interaction
-- built-in debugger for HMI project emulation
Frequently asked questions:
1. What is the communication protocol for STONE product?
A: The communication protocol is customized command set.
Setting the number of input data bits is 4 bit, click "Data entering" button to input "1234 ", click "OK", and the UART returns to the command:
A5 5A 06 83 00 20 01 04 D2
A5 5A: Frame head
06: command byte length, 83 00 20 01 04 D2 total 6 bytes (without frame header)
83: Read variable register command
00 20: Variable address, set in control properties
01: Data word length, 04 D2 total 1 word length
04 D2: Data content, 1234 hexadecimal data
2. Can we use CANBUS/MODBUS protocol to communicate with the STONE product?
A: No. The CANBUS/MODBUS protocol is not supported for now.
3. Can we use Arduino as the controller of STONE product?
A: Yes. Arduino have the TTL signal pin. You can directly use STONE display with TTL interface (please contact with our staff to confirm the interface type). Or you can use MAX3323 chip to converter the TTL signal to RS232 signal.
You can check the link to get the specific steps:
4. Can we use Raspberry Pi as the controller of STONE product?
A: Yes. Raspberry Pi provide build-in/mini UART.
They are implemented using different hardware blocks, so they have slightly different characteristics. However, both are 3.3V devices, which means extra care must be taken when connecting up to an RS232 or other systems that utilizes different voltage levels.
You can check more details in the link below:
1 * STONE HMI 8" 800x600 (4:3)TFT LCD Controller Touch Screen Display Module
2 * Transfer board
2 * 8 pin terminal block
2 * 20mm long cable
1 * U disk
1 * USB cable
1 * 5mm short cable
1 * 20mm DB9 cable
- instruction set
1. 5-YEAR Warranty Period
Replace by a brand-new Unconditionally
2. customizable service.
a. Customize TFT-LCD Module according to the customer’s requirement.
b. Develop the customization function.
c. Optional resolution
d. Optional luminance
Optional UART interface type (RS232/RS485/TTL)
Optional touch control type (resistive/capacitive/non-touch