Waveshare Launches an Affordable 7-Color e-Paper Display

Most e-paper displays are black or white with sometimes red or yellow color being added to the mix. But E-Ink has recently launched several color e-Paper display at prices that will not make it affordable to most projects.

Waveshare has launched its fair share of e-Paper displays in the past, and now the company is coming with a relatively affordable 5.65″ color e-Paper display with seven different colors for $74.99 plus shipping.

Main features and specifications:

  • Display
    • 5.65″ display (114.9 × 85.8mm)
    • Resolution – 600 × 448 pixels
    • Viewing angle – >170°
    • ACeP (Advanced Color ePaper) 7-color with black, white, green, blue, red, yellow, and orange
    • Greyscale – 2 levels
    • Full refresh time – 15s
    • Dot pitch – 0.1915 × 0.1915mm
  • Host Interface – 3-wire SPI or 4-wire SPI
  • Operating voltage – 3.3V/5V
  • Power Consumption
    • 50mW (typ.) during refresh
    • Standby current – <0.01uA (almost none)
  • Dimensions – Board – 138.5 × 100.5mm

If the sample above is not photoshopped, the results are fairly impressive with only seven colors and a greyscale level of 2. The company claims examples for  Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano, Arduino, and STM32 will be provided in the Wiki once it’s updated.

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