2.7 inch E-paper Display
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2.7 inch E-paper Display

Embedded Artists' 2.7 inch E-paper Display module adds graphics capabilities to your project.

The module use the EM027BS013 from Pervasive Displays.
Note that previous versions of the board used the now obsolete EM027AS012 display. The new and old displays are not 100% software compatible.

The display has an SPI interface and some extra control signals. The display module connects to Embedded Artists' standard 14-pos expansion connector. Several of our products have the connector on-board. More modules are found here.

Technical details about how to interface the display can be found here.


Introduction and Demo

Raspberry Pi


EM027BS013 display

EM027AS012 display


For rev D boards with EM027BS013 display mounted.

For rev A/B/C boards and rev D boards with EM027AS012 display mounted.

LPCXpresso Projects

Created for LPC4088 Developer's Kit under the LPCOpen framework.

For the LPCXpreso IDE and LPCOpen 2.10 use lpcopen_lpcxpresso_140926.zip.

For Keil uVision and LPCOpen 2.10 use lpcopen_uvision_140926.zip

Created for LPC1788 Developer's Kit and AOAA board, as driver port examples.


Raspberry Pi

The E-paper display module connected to a Raspberry Pi.

Instructions & Demo code: GitHub repository
Demo code: Drivers + python scripts on GitHub


User contributed videos:

Instructions: Epaper_RaspberryPi.pdf (Note: this document is ONLY for EM027AS012 display - NOT the EM027BS013 display)
Demo code: epaper_pi_130307.tar.gz
Alternative code: Python driver



The E-paper display module connected to an mbed.

Compatibility: Tested on
LPC4088 QuickStart Board,
LPC11U68 LPCXpresso Board and 
LPC1549 LPCXpresso Board


mbed library: EM027BS013 library
Example application: app_epaper_EM027BS013

Demo codeepaper_mbed_130411.zip
Alternative code: Supports primitive drawing routines and text


The E-paper display module connected to an Arduino.

Compatibility: Tested with Arduino Leonardo and Uno

Instructions: GitHub repository
Demo code: Arduino Sketches on GitHub


Compatibility: Tested with Arduino Uno

Demo codeepaper_arduino_130412.zip
Alternative code: Modified repaper code to support partial screen updates



2.7 inch E-paper Display Module

  • Based on display EM027BS013 (as of rev D boards) from Pervasive Displays
  • a-Si, active matrix TFT, Electronic Paper Display (EPD) panel
  • No of pixels: 264x176
  • High resolution - 117 dpi (0.217 x 0.217mm pixels)
  • Ultra low power consumption - due to its bi-stable nature, the EPD panel requires very little power to update the display and needs no power to maintain an image
  • Very wide viewing angle - near 180°
  • No backlight - display useful in daylight applications
  • SPI interface + control signals, incl a PWM signal
  • Diagonal size: 2.7 inch
  • Module supply voltage: 3.3V, the display is supplied with 3.0V via on-board LDO
  • View area: 57.3 × 38.2 mm
  • Operating temperature: 0 to +50 degrees Celsius
  • No of colors: 2 (blackr and white)
  • Standard 14 pos serial expansion connector interface (2x7 shrouded pin header, 50/100 mil spacing)
  • 60 x 74 mm module size
  • 3.2 mm mounting holes in 52 x 66.3 mm pattern
  • 32Mbit SPI flash (as of rev D boards)

Supported Boards

The 2.7 inch E-paper Display Module can be used directly with any of the following Embedded Artists boards:

  • OEM Base Board - included in the LPC1788 / LPC4088 / LPC3250 Developer's Kit.
  • AOA Application Kit

It is simple to interface the standard 14-pos serial expansion connector with any custom design.

The E-paper Display Module is an Evaluation product, not designed for integration or long time availability.

Documentation and Resources

2.7 inch E-paper Display Module

Schematics and Measurements
When buying a display directly from Embedded Artists you will get the latest revision. When buying from a distributor you will likely get the latest version but during a transition period there can still be the previous revision at distributor's stock.

Rev D supports both EM027AS012 and EM027BS013 displays. Rev D was released in May 2014 with EM027AS012 displays and in late June with EM027BS013 displays.
Currently, rev D with EM027BS013 displays are shipped.

E-paper Display Module - Rev D (improved version with everything from rev C plus supports EM027BS013 display and has direct RPi connector (26-pin version).
Note that the EM027BS013 display is not software compatible with the display, EM027AS012, that was mounted on rev A/B/C and some rev D boards)
E-paper Display Module - Rev C (improved version with everything from rev B plus possibility for separate SSEL signals for SPI FLASH and display)
E-paper Display Module - Rev B (improved version with SPI FLASH and +5V tolerant I/O for Arduino experiments)
E-paper Display Module - Rev A

Datasheets and User's Manuals
Technical details about how to interface the display can be found on the RePaper site and here (under the Document tab).

Declaration of Conformity
CE Declaration of Conformity (soon available)
Embedded Artists' general RoHS 2 declaration

14 pos Serial Expansion Connector

Software for EM027AS012 (see table at top of page for EM027BS013 drivers)

Sample Software Disclaimer

External Resources

Included in kit

  • One 2.7 inch E-paper Display Modules with display EM027BS013 from Pervasive Displays
  • One 80mm 14 pos 100 mil pitch flat cable (serial expansion cable)
  • Serial number that gives you access to the support site for this product

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