Item #SGD 43-A, Lascar PanelPilot Touchscreen Graphical Display Meters - 4.3-7"
The Lascar SGD 43-A is the first in a range of PanelPilotACE compatible displays and panel meters. The low-profile display features a 4.3” capacitive touch screen and an ARM 9 processor running embedded Linux. The display can be powered from either USB or a 5 to 30V d.c. supply and offers users a wealth of hardware interfaces which include four 16bit bi-polar analogue inputs (to a maximum of ±40V d.c.), eight digital input/output pins, two alarm outputs (maximum current sink 10mA) and four 8bit PWM outputs.
Users program the display using the free PanelPilotACE Design Studio software which allows the creation of anything from simple meters and dials, through to advanced user interfaces with control elements.
The PanelPilotACE Design Studio software provides a number of building blocks which allow users to drag-and-drop elements onto the screen to quickly create advanced display interfaces. From images to text elements, analogue style meters, touch screen navigation elements, logic statements, data logging, trend graphing and even complex maths, users can build up multi-screen interfaces without needing to write a line of code.
There is a library of pre-defined elements such as meters, buttons and switches, and users can create their own content by combining elements or importing graphics in a number of formats (including jpg, png, tif, bmp and gif). The software includes support for transparency and multiple layers.
Hardware interfacing is similarly intuitive, with hardware elements being dragged into a function builder where associations with graphical elements (such as a needle on a meter) can be defined. Here users can determine scaling for analogue inputs, define alarm triggers, behaviours for digital inputs and outputs and configure PWM outputs.