M5Paper COMM Edition

SKU:K049-C

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Description

M5Paper COMM it's a Commemorative Edition device with a touchable E-ink display from M5Stack, Powered by ESP32. The front side is embedded with a 540*960 @4.7" resolution e-ink screen which supports 16-level gray scale. The display is a GT911 capacitive touch screen, which supports multi-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 period. Other benefits are the low power consumption, and the ability to retain the image even if power to the display is terminated. Integrated into the M5Paper are a multi-function button for operation, SHT30 temperature and moisture sensor, physical button for reset, and a TF-card (microSD) port for data storage.

Additionally, the FM24C02 internal eeprom chip provided 2K-bit (256x8)-EEPROM, which can be used to store vital data even when the device is off. A 1150mAh lithium polymer battery keeps the device going for long period, and battery life can be further preserved by using the RTC(BM8563) to set the device into a deep sleep mode, 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 M5CORE and M5StickC 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 realized by pressing the reset button on the back. When using the USB power supply, it cannot be shut down.
3. If the program cannot be flashed normally (the prompt is over time or Failed to write to target RAM), you can try to reinstall the device driver. For driver downloading, please see the content at the bottom of the documentation.

Product Features

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

Include

  • 1x M5Paper COMM Edition

Applications

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

Version distinction

Version Housing Color E Ink Screen
M5Paper COMM Black transparent The first generation E-ink screen rigid panel
M5Paper White Second-generation E-ink screen rigid display panel
M5Paper v1.1 White The third-generation E-ink screen flexible display panel

Specification

Master resource Parameters
ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3 240MHz dual core, 600 DMIPS, 520KB SRAM, Wi-Fi
Flash 16MB
PSRAM 8MB
Input Voltage 5V @ 500mA
Interface TypeC * 1, HY2.0-4P * 3 , TF-card (microSD) card slot
Ink screen Model: EPD_ED047TC1
540 * 960@4.7 "
Gray scale: 16 levels
Display area: 58.32 * 103.68mm
Display driver chip: IT8951E
Physical button Dial switch *1 , reset button *1
RTC BM8563
TOUCH GT911 capacitive touch panel
Antenna 2.4G 3D Antenna
PIN pin out G25, G32, G26, G33, G18, G19
Battery 1150mAh@3.7V
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C
Net Weight 86g
Gross Weight 100g
Product size 118 * 66 * 10mm
Packing size 120 * 70 * 14mm
Shell Material Plastic ( PC )

NOTE: As opposed to previous two generations of M5Paper products, this commemorative edition features the first generation of e-ink screen panel (the display will be more light on the color). And the white housing is replaced with more characteristics of the black translucent housing, please refer to the product comparison image below.

Driver Installation

Click the link below to download the driver that matches the operating system. select the installation package corresponding to the number of operating systems to install. During the installation process of CH9102_VCP_SER_MacOS v1.7, an error may occur, but the installation is actually completed, just ignore it.) When using it, if 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.

Driver name Applicable driver chip Download link
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 G1 G3
CH9102 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?