4D Systems gen4-4DPi Series Displays

4D Systems gen4-4DPi Series Displays are the primary displays for the Raspberry Pi. These TFT screen displays are integrated with a 4-wire Resistive Touch Panel (T) or Capacitive Touch Panel (CT) with Cover Lens Bezel (CLB). This arrangement enables gen4-4DPi family displays to function with the Raspberry Pi without needing a mouse. The gen4-4DPi Series Displays do not require any external power supply and are directly powered by the Raspberry Pi board. These displays support Raspberry Pi A+, B+, Pi2, Pi3, Pi3 B+, Pi Zero, and Pi Zero W for many applications. 

The gen4-4DPi Series Displays communicate with Raspberry Pi using high-speed 48MHz SPI compression connection technology. These displays follow the Raspberry Pi HAT standard and are equipped with onboard EEPROM for board identification. The gen4-4DPi displays come in 4.3” (480x272 resolution), 5” (800x480), and 7” (800x480) size variants, offering frame rates of 20 FPS, 7 FPS, and 7 FPS, respectively.


  • Universal Primary Display for the Raspberry Pi
    • 480x272 resolution (4.3”)
    • 800x480 resolution (5.0” and 7.0”)
    • TFT Screen with integrated 4-wire Resistive Touch Panel (T)
    • Capacitive Touch Panel (CT) with Cover Lens Bezel (CLB)
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi A+, B+, Pi2, Pi3, P3 B+, Pi Zero, and Pi Zero W
  • Powered directly off the Raspberry Pi, no external power supply is required
  • Display GUI output / primary output, just like a monitor connected to the Raspberry Pi
  • High Speed 48MHz SPI connection to the Raspberry Pi, featuring SPI compression technology
  • Typical frame rates:
    • 4.3” @ 20 FPS
    • 5” and 7” @ 7 FPS (higher if the image can be compressed further by the kernel and lower if no compression is possible)
  • Onboard EEPROM for board identification, following the HAT standard 
  • 4 x 4mm mounting holes on resistive touch module or via adhesive on the bezel for capacitive touch model
  • RoHS and CE compliant


Published: 2018-07-23 | Updated: 2022-09-27