3.5inch RPi LCD (A)


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3.5 inch Touch Screen TFT LCD Designed for Raspberry Pi


  • Designed for Raspberry Pi, an ideal alternative solution for HDMI monitor
  • Supports any revision of Raspberry Pi (directly-pluggable)
  • Driver provided (works with custom Raspbian directly)
  • 320×480 resolution, better display
  • Convenient Men-Machine interface for Raspberry Pi, combined with the portable power, DIY anywhere anytime
  • Supports Raspbian system, enables your system to:
    • Take photos by touching (up to 17 camera modes)
    • Support software keyboard (system interaction without keyboard/mouse)
  • High quality immersion gold surface plating

Key Parameters

LCD Interface SPI
Touch Screen Type Resistive
Touch Screen Controller XPT2046
Colors 65536
Backlight LED
Resolution 320*480 (Pixel)
Aspect Ratio 8:5
Power Consumption TBD
Backlight Current TBD
Operating Temp. (℃) TBD



1, 17 3.3V Power positive (3.3V power input)
2, 4 5V Power positive (5V power input)
3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16 NC NC
6, 9, 14, 20, 25 GND Ground
11 TP_IRQ Touch Panel interrupt, low level while the Touch Panel detects touching
18 LCD_RS Instruction/Data Register selection
19 LCD_SI / TP_SI SPI data input of LCD/Touch Panel
21 TP_SO SPI data output of Touch Panel
22 RST Reset
23 LCD_SCK / TP_SCK SPI clock of LCD/Touch Panel
24 LCD_CS LCD chip selection, low active
26 TP_CS Touch Panel chip selection, low active

External Dimension



Development resources:Image, schematic, dimension, software, etc.
Download: www.waveshare.com/wiki/3.5inch_RPi_LCD_(A)


Why the LCD doesn't work with my Raspbian?
To use the LCD with the Raspberry Pi official image, driver should be installed first. Please refer to the user manual.
However, for the first testing, you may want to use our provided image directly.
Why the LCD still doesn't work with the Waveshare provided image?
Make sure the hardware connection is correct and connects fine.
Make sure the image in TF card is burnt correctly.
The PWR will keep on and the ACT will keep blinking when the Raspberry Pi starts up successfully, in case both of the two LEDs keep on, it is possible that the image was burnt incorrectly OR the TF card was in bad contact. 
Which power supply should I use?
It is strongly recommended to use a stand-alone 5V/2A power adapter, because the PC's USB port might doesn't have enough power to support the Pi and LCD.

For more info, please check the wiki page.

Selection Guide

Part NumberResolutionLCD InterfaceTouch Panel InterfaceDimension (mm)How you feelTouch Panel TypeFeature
3.2inch RPi LCD (B) 320x240 I/O I/O As the Pi ★★
(indeed it displays something)
Resistive Cheap
3.5inch RPi LCD (A) 320x480 I/O I/O As the Pi ★★★
(not bad)
Resistive High cost performance
4inch RPi LCD (A) 320x480 I/O I/O 95 x 61 ★★★☆
(better enough)
Resistive IPS screen
5inch HDMI LCD 800x480 HDMI I/O 121 x 78 ★★★★
Resistive High definition
5inch HDMI LCD (B) 800x480 HDMI USB 121 x 76 ★★★★
Resistive High definition, supports various systems
7inch HDMI LCD (B) 800x480 HDMI USB 165 x 107 ★★★★☆
Capacitive High definition, supports various systems
7inch HDMI LCD (C) 1024x600 HDMI USB 165 x 107 ★★★★★
Capacitive IPS screen, Ultra high definition, supports various systems

Have a look :

RPi LCD Comparing

Note : If the LCD is intended to play videos, please choose the one with HDMI display interface for better experience.


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3.5inch RPi LCD (A)

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