M5Paper

SKU:K049

Tutorial

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Description

M5Paper is M5Stacks latest core device with a touch enabled E-ink display. Powered by the ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3 this is our first device to integrate a super sized 540*960 @4.7" E-ink display,which supports 16 gray scale levels. The display is a GT911 capacitive touch screen,which supports two point touch and a variety of gesture controls . Compared to a regular LCD,E-ink displays are easier on the eyes, which makes them a great choice for reading or viewing for longer periods. Other benefits are the low power consumption and the ability to retain the image even if power to the display is terminated. Integrated in the CoreInk are an multi-function button for operation, SHT30 temperature and moisture sensor, physical buttons and an TF-card(microSD) port for data storage.

Additionally the FM24C02 internal eeprom chip provided 2K-bit(256x8)-EEPROM can be used to store vital data even when the device is off. A 1150mAh lithium polymer battery keeps the device going for long periods and battery life can be further preserved by using the RTC(BM8563)to set the device into deep sleep and wake it up again when needed。Three HY2.0-4P expansion ports are included which allow for building complex projects using the existing sensors in the M5Stack ecosystem.

Warning: 1. Do not expose to ultraviolet rays for a long time, otherwise it may cause irreversible damage to the ink screen.
2. The low-power power management solution adopted by M5Paper is different from CORE and StickC devices. When using it, the PWR button is used as the power-on button (long press for 2s). If you need to shut down the device, you need to use the software API or It is realized by pressing the reset button on the back. When using USB power supply, it cannot be shut down.
3. During use, if the program cannot be downloaded normally (the prompt is overtime or Failed to write to target RAM), you can try to reinstall the device driver. For driver download, please see the content at the bottom of the document.

This product is EOL now.

Product Features

  • ESP32 Standard wireless functions Wi-Fi
  • Internal 16M Flash
  • Low Power Display
  • Multi-Point touch screen
  • 180 degree viewing angle
  • Built-in Magnet
  • Internal 1150mAh Battery
  • Expandable - HY2.0-4P 3 x external expansion ports

Include

  • 1x M5Paper

Applications

  • IoT Terminal
  • E-Book
  • Industrial Control Panel
  • Smart Home Panel

Specification

Resources Parameter
ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3 240MHz dual core, 600 DMIPS, 520KB SRAM, Wi-Fi
Flash 16MB
PSRAM 8MB
Input Voltage 5V @ 500mA
Ports TypeC*1, HY2.0-4P*3 , TF-card(microSD) slot
E-Ink Display Model Number:EPD_ED047TC1 | 540*960@4.7" | Gray scale : 16 Levels | Display area : 58.32*103.68mm | Display Driver : IT8951E
Physical Button Multi-function button*1 , Reset Button*1
RTC BM8563
Antenna 2.4G 3D Antenna
PINS G25, G32, G26, G33, G18, G19
Battery 1150mAh@3.7V
Working Temp 0°C to 60°C
Net Weight 86g
Gross Weight 100g
Product Dimension 118*66x*10mm
Packaging Dimension 120*70x*14mm
Casing Material Plastic ( PC )

Driver Installation

Click the link below to download the driver that matches the operating system. There are currently two driver chip versions (CP210X/CH9102). Please download the corresponding driver compressed package according to the version you are using. After decompressing the compressed package, select the installation package corresponding to the number of operating systems to install. (If you are not sure of the USB chip used by your device, you can install both drivers at the same time. During the installation process of CH9102_VCP_SER_MacOS v1.7, an error may occur, but the installation is actually completed, just ignore it.)

Driver name Applicable driver chip Download link
CP210x_VCP_Windows CP2104 Download
CP210x_VCP_MacOS CP2104 Download
CP210x_VCP_Linux CP2104 Download
CH9102_VCP_SER_Windows CH9102 Download
CH9102_VCP_SER_MacOS v1.7 CH9102 Download

EasyLoader

PinMap

E-INK & TF-card(microSD)

Resolution:540*960

ESP32 Chip GPIO13 GPIO12 GPIO14 GPIO15 GPIO4
IT8951E MISO MOSI SCK CS /
TF-card(microSD) MISO MOSI SCK / CS

Multi-function button & PWR

ESP32 Chip GPIO37 GPIO38 GPIO39 GPIO2
Multi-function button Right BTN/PWR Left /
Power Control / / / MOS

Internal I2C Connection

ESP32 Chip GPIO21 GPIO22 GPIO36
GT911 SDA SCL INT
SHT30 SDA SCL /
BM8563 SDA SCL /
FM24C02 SDA SCL /

USB Serial

ESP32 Chip GPIO1 GPIO3
CP2104 RXD TXD

M5Paper-HY2.0 4P Port

PORT PIN Protocol:
PORT.A G25,G32 I2C
PORT.B G26,G33 DAC/ADC
PORT.C G18,G19 UART

ESP32 ADC/DAC Mappable Pins

ADC1 ADC2 DAC1 DAC2
8 Channel 10 Channel 2 Channel 2 Channel
G32-39 G0/2/4/12-15/25-27 G25 G26

For more info on specific pin functions refer to the official ESP32 Docs ESP32 datasheet

Schematic

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Example

Arduino

When using FactoryTest to load special characters (such as Chinese, Japanese), please put the font file into the TF card root directory and name it as font.ttf. download ttf file

Video

  • Product Introduce
  • How to open the M5Paper shell?