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Raspberry Pi 2.8inch DPI LCD User Guide


480x640, 2.8inch IPS Display for Raspberry Pi, DPI interface, 5-points capacitive touch control.


  • 2.8inch IPS Display, 480×640 hardware resolution.
  • Designed for Raspberry Pi, based on Raspberry Pi 40pin GPIO interface.
  • Using DPI666 (262K Colors) interface of Raspberry Pi to drive LCD, refresh rate up to 60Hz.
  • Drive capacitive touch through I2C interface of Raspberry Pi, 5-points touch, toughened glass panel, hardness up to 6H.
  • Supports Raspbian and Kali systems.

How to use

This LCD can support Raspbian and Kali systems.

Please download the latest version of the image on the https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/

1) Download the compressed file to the PC, and unzip it to get the .img file.

2) Connect the TF card to the PC, use SDFormatter.exe software to format the TF card.

3) Open the Win32DiskImager.exe software, select the system image downloaded in step 1, and click‘Write’ to write the system image.

4) After the image has finished writing, open the config.txt file in the root directory of the TF card(/boot/), add the following code at the end of config.txt, then save and quit the TF card safely.

hdmi_timings=480 0 26 16 10 640 0 25 10 15 0 0 0 60 0 32000000 1

Note: For Raspberry Pi 4, you need to comment out dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-V3D.

5)Download the File:28DPIB DTBO.zip and extract 3 dtbo files. Copy these three files to the overlays directory (/boot/overlays/), as shown in the following figure:

6) Save and quit the TF card safely, and insert the TF card into the Raspberry Pi.

7) Insert the 4inch DPI LCD (B) into the 40PIN GPIO interface of the Raspberry Pi, power on the Raspberry Pi, and wait for about ten seconds to display normally.

Rotation(Working with Raspberry Pi)

Display Rotating

Add this statement in the config.txt file (the config file is located in the root directory of the TF card, which is named /boot):

display_rotate=1 #1:90;2: 180; 3: 270

And then restart the Raspberry Pi after saving.

sudo reboot

Touch Rotating

After the display is rotated, the position of touch is incorrect because the touch doesn’t change with the display angle. So the touch also needs to be modified.

1.Install libinput.

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-libinput

If the system you installed is Ubuntu or Jetson Nano. The installation code is:

sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

2.Create the xorg.conf.d directory under /etc/X11/ (if the directory already exists, proceed directly to step 3).

sudo mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

3.Copy the 40-libinput-conf file to the directory you created just now.

sudo cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

4.Edit this file.

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf

Find the part of the touchscreen, add the following statement inside, and then save the file.

Option "CalibrationMatrix" "0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1"

Similar to the picture below:

5. save and reboot your Pi

sudo reboot

After completing these steps. The LCD could rotate 90 degrees both display and touch function.


90 degree: Option "CalibrationMatrix" "0 1 0 -1 0 1 0 0 1"

180 degree: Option "CalibrationMatrix" "-1 0 1 0 -1 1 0 0 1"

270 degree: Option "CalibrationMatrix" "0 -1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1"

Knob introduction

  • Backlight: Adjust the screen brightness.
  • Volume: Adjust the speaker volume.


Disable power saving.

If you want to keep the display turning on all the time, you can disable the power saving function.
Modify file lightdm.conf

sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

Find the [SeatDefaults] option and uncomment the line"xserver-command", modify it as below:


Modify this code to

xserver-command=X -s 0 -dpms
  • -s # –Disable the display protecting.
  • dpms Disable power saving.


sudo reboot

Control brightness by PWM

Note: This method can only support Raspberry Pi 3B+ and the older version, it cannot support Pi 4.

gpio -g mode 18 pwm      #Configure the PWM pin
gpio pwmc 100   
gpio -g pwm 18 1023      #Set it brightnest
gpio -g pwm 18 0         #Set it dimmest
gpio -g mode 18 out      #Free the pin and set it as output

Turn on/off the LCD

You can turn on/off the LCD with the following command.

Note: The command can only work when the PWM pin is free and in output mode.

sudo echo 1 | sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/rpi_backlight/bl_power
sudo echo 0 | sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/rpi_backlight/bl_power


1NCNot connected
25V5V power
3VSYNCVertical synchronization
45V5V Power
5HSYNCHorizontal synchronization
7B2RGB signal lines
8G4RGB signal lines
10G5RGB signal lines
11G7RGB signal lines
12PWMBacklight control (Pi4 can only turn on/off the backlight. Only the eralier versions support brightness adjustment with PWM)
13TP_INTInterrupt pin of touch panel
15R4RGB signal lines
16R5RGB signal lines
17NCNot connected
18R6RGB signal lines
19TP_SDAThe I2C SDA of touch panel
21B7RGB signal lines
22R7RGB signal lines
23TP_SCLThe I2C SCL of touch panel
24B6RGB signal lines
26B5RGB signal lines
27LCD_CLKClock pin of LCD panel
28DEData enable of LCD panel
29B3RGB signal lines
31B4RGB signal lines
32G2RGB signal lines
33G3RGB signal lines
35NCNot connected
36G6RGB signal lines
37NCNot connected
38R2RGB signal lines
40R3RGB signal lines
Price: $34.89
Part Number: 2.8inch-DPI-LCD
Brand: Spotpear
SKU: 0105308