IoT dev board adds e-paper display

November 08, 2017 //By Julien Happich
Pervasive Displays' (Tainan City, Taiwan) low power e-paper displays have been incorporated into a pioneering Internet of Things (IoT) development board from Cypress Semiconductor (San Jose, CA).

Created for use in a variety of IoT applications, such as fitness and health wearables, smart home and smart metering, the Cypress PSoC 6 BLE Pioneer Kit helps engineers take advantage of the benefits of displays in their designs, without significantly impacting the power budgets. 

Adding a display to almost any device including portable health monitors, utility meters and other connected monitoring and control devices, means designers can improve the overall user experience and offer exciting new features.

An always-on e-paper display updated half-a-dozen times a day, can use as little as 0.001% of the energy of an LCD equivalent performing the same role. This means a device with an e-paper display can run for months or even years on a small battery. 

E-paper displays also offer very wide viewing angles, and because they’re reflective, can be read in bright sunlight and by barcode scanners, unlike TFT LCDs.

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