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 EM027AS012 from Pervasive Displays.
The EM027AS012 display is also sold separately (for own designs).

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 on the RePaper site.


Introduction and Demo

Raspberry Pi

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

Instructions: Epaper_RaspberryPi.pdf
Demo code: epaper_pi_130307.tar.gz
Alternative code: Python driver




The E-paper display module connected to an mbed.

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



The E-paper display module connected to an 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 EM027AS012 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

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.

Documentation and Resources

2.7 inch E-paper Display Module

Schematics and Measurements
E-paper Display Module - Rev A
E-paper Display Module - Rev B (improved version with SPI FLASH and +5V tolerant I/O for Arduino experiments)
E-paper Display Module - Rev C (improved version with everything from rev B plus possibility for separate SSEL signals for SPI FLASH and display)

Datasheets and User's Manuals
Technical details about how to interface the display can be found on the RePaper site.
Datasheet of the EM027AS012
COG Driver Interface Timing

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

14 pos Serial Expansion Connector


Sample Software Disclaimer

External Resources

Included in kit

  • One 2.7 inch E-paper Display Modules with display EM027AS012 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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