This week, we are proud to introduce our latest creation: the Yocto-Display device family. The Yocto-Displays are monochrome OLED display panels driven by USB. They have been designed with the Yoctopuce Plug'n'Play motto in mind: No drivers, easy to install, easy to use. We are almost certain you will love them :-)
Three sizes are available:
The Yocto-MaxiDisplay is a double-width device with a 128x64 pixel resolution. The OLED screen is light blue, very clear and easy to read even in broad daylight.
Moreover, it features 6 inputs allowing to measure state of resistive components such as buttons, switches, knobs, potentiometers, mini joysticks, etc... .
6 inputs for 6 buttons, potentiometers.. etc
To make is short, the Yocto-MaxiDisplay is all you need to monitor a headless mini-PC.
The Yocto-Display is identical to the Yocto-MaxiDisplay. It has the same capabilities, but the screen is twice smaller : 128x32 pixels.
The Yocto-Display, just like the MaxiDisplay, but smaller
The Yocto-MiniDisplay is the smallest one. It is a simple-width device (60x20mm). It has a tiny screen with 96x16 pixels. It's not much, but since these pixels are packed is a small area (21x3.5 mm), the result is incredibly crisp. Unlike its big brothers, it does not include inputs for buttons. But its board can be sliced and the display part can be moved away.
The Yocto-MiniDisplay, so tiny, so cute.
The Yocto-MiniDisplay fits in a standard Yoctopuce enclosure, like the YoctoBox-Long-Thin-Black for instance..
The Yocto-MiniDisplay fits in a standard enclosure
For bigger displays, we have specific enclosures: the YoctoBox-Display and the YoctoBox-MaxiDisplay. They are made of black acrylic glass, and can stand thanks to a little removable leg. They also have two powerful magnets on their back, so you can install a display on your refrigerator, or your server rack :-)
Bigger displays have specific enclosures
Ease of use is a Yoctopuce rule, and Yocto-display devices make no exceptions. We have worked hard on the software part to make your life easier. These displays need no drivers and provide quite advanced features. You can draw points, lines, rectangles, circles, bitmaps, text etc... Some embedded fonts are provided, and you can define yours as well. Proportional fonts are supported, accented characters too.
Ease of use it not the only difference with the competition: these displays are layer based. They features several independent drawing layers. You can draw in any on them, and each can be shown, hidden, shifted, swapped at will. This allows to build neat animations quite easily. You can even do double buffering. Cherry on top, you can define small animations which can run as background tasks, without the help of the host computer.
All these fancy features are implemented in the display logic, not in the API. So, if you are used to control Yoctopuce devices with HTTP requests, or a low lever API wrapper, you will have access to these features too.
To conclude, here is a little sneak peak at Yocto-Display capabilities.