New 4.3" Arduino Shields with Capacitive or Resistive Touch

Newhaven Display International, Inc. announces new 4.3" Arduino Shields with capacitive or resistive touch applicability.
Capacitive and Resistive Touch 4.3" Arduino Shields
Capacitive and Resistive Touch 4.3" Arduino Shields
ELGIN, Ill. - Oct. 17, 2016 - PRLog -- Effortless touch development is obtained with Newhaven Display's new Arduino Shields customized for their 4.3" capacitive or resistive touch TFT display line. Available in six display variations, these shields are ready to mate with some of Arduino's most commonly used development boards. Newhaven Display's 4.3" Arduino Shields are designed to be a simple compact solution for developing with touchscreen capable TFT displays.

The 4.3" Arduino Shields are available in six different models. Each shield features a 480x272 resolution TFT in the form of a Sunlight Readable, Premium (MVA) or Standard LCD display type.  In addition to these three different display types, there are two different touchscreen options to choose from: 5-point multi-touch capacitive or 4-wire resistive touch. These shields feature the FT801 (capacitive touch) or the FT800 (resistive touch) video engine by FTDI which may be used to develop and demonstrate the functionality of the FT80X IC's and Newhaven's 4.3" touchscreen TFT displays. A bonus of these shields is the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) which is the type of digital signal used to control the dimming of backlight LEDs. Since the Arduino Development boards are powerful tools, a micro SD slot also comes as a built-in standard allowing additional storage space for more complex code. This eliminates any memory constraints of the Arduino board. Additionally, the shields generate audio output with an on board power amplifier.

Engineered in Elgin Illinois, these 4.3" Arduino Shields were designed by Newhaven engineers for classic Arduino boards such as UNO, Mega and Leonardo. Each Arduino board connects directly to the back of the shield, greatly reducing software and hardware development time and simplifying the design process. No extra controller boards or messy cables are required, providing a much faster and effortless experience developing with a touchscreen TFT.  By utilizing Arduino's vastly growing community, engineers can take advantage of shared code developed by other engineers as well as code created by Newhaven's engineers. To help engineers get started with the 4.3" Arduino Shields, Newhaven Display shares a repository of example code to get any engineer up and running as soon as the product arrives. Additionally, the open source hardware and software design will save engineers time and money. With all of these unique features and more, the 4.3" Arduino Shields are the best and quickest method for developing with touch TFTs.


·         Connects with Arduino Uno, Mega and Leonardo

·         Standard, Premium (MVA) and Sunlight Readable TFTs

·         FT801 and FT800 video engines

·         PWM backlight control

·         Open Source Hardware and Software

·         Micro SD slot for expandable memory

·         5V tolerant buffers

·         Generates mono audio output

·         RoHS compliant

For more information on the 4.3" Arduino Shields, visit

About Newhaven

Founded in 2001, Newhaven Display provides the worldwide marketplace with cost effective, high quality display devices ranging from OLED and LCD Displays to VFD Displays. In addition to their vast standard part offerings, they develop custom designs for all industries. They pride themselves on first-rate customer support and development assistance.

Newhaven Display has two office locations in the USA and China. All products are stocked at their HQ warehouse located in Elgin, IL USA. Marketing is done through a nationwide network of independent sales representatives and stocking distributors. All displays are manufactured at partner factories located in Mainland China and Taiwan. These are state-of-the-art facilities with extensive experience in display development. All facilities are TS-16949, ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 certified. For more information, please visit

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