Multi-Touch Display Shield

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Multi-Touch Display Shield
Smart touchscreen for easy to implement UI's
  • 2.8“ Display with QVGA resolution (320×240)
  • 2 Finger Capacitive touch panel
  • Powerful PIC32MZ Microcontroller
  • Design a beautiful UI with only a few lines of code using libraries for Arduino IDE and Xilinx SDK
  • Easily draw images with binary transparency from files stored on microSD
  • Drop stylish buttons and check their status at will using intuitive function calls
  • Standard Arduino Shield header for SPI control
  • For use with Arduino, chipKIT and Arty platforms
Display Specifications
2.8 inches
QVGA (320×240)
2-Finger Multi-Touch
Logic Level
2.875 inches (7.3025 cm)
2.125 inches (5.443 cm)


The Multi-Touch Display Shield has been retired and is no longer for sale in our store.

The Multi-Touch Display Shield is a gorgeous 2.8“ touchscreen display with a powerful on-board microcontroller that performs graphics processing tasks. The display is a capacitive touchscreen with QVGA resolution (320×240) and 2 finger multi-touch support.

The most compelling aspect of the Multi-Touch Display Shield is the programming experience provided by its Multi-Touch Display System (MTDS) Firmware and the associated libraries. These allow you to design sleek, stylish user interfaces very quickly and with very little code. The timing dependent tasks are handled by the firmware, so integrating the display into existing projects is also a snap. Some of the key functionality provided by the libraries include the ability to draw basic shapes and text, draw images stored on microSD with binary transparency, draw buttons and easily check if they have been pressed, and check the status and location of the user's two fingers. The libraries are supported in Arduino IDE and Xilinx SDK, and have been tested with Ardiuno, chipKIT and Arty host boards.


See the documentation for the Multi-Touch Display System software to get started.

Example Projects

See the documentation for the Multi-Touch Display System software to get started.

Additional Resources