New 5-inch Display Module

Riverdi offers now a brand new 5-inch display module in its top-tier STM32 Embedded Displays series. With the 7-inch and 10.1-inch displays already on the market the Riverdi STM32 Embedded Displays series is the all-in-one HMI solution wellsuited for the most demanding applications.  

Since industrial devices may need to be small, hand-held or fit in limited space available, Riverdi introduced the 5-inch display to the series. The new 5” module is based on the brand new STM32U5 microcontroller by STMicroelectronics. This MCU offers best-in-class performance, ultra-low-power efficiency, graphics accelerator, multiple interfaces and advanced security.  

Key features of Riverdi U5-based module: 

  • 5-inch IPS TFT display with full viewing angles, 
  • High resolution (800×480 px) 
  • High brightness display (1000 cd/m2), 
  • Modern frame designs – Riverdi uxTouch & aTouch 
  • Fully integrated TouchGFX support to create GUI 
  • LVGL GUI libraries fully supporting Riverdi STM32 displays – COMING SOON! 
  • All STM32U5 interfaces available 
  • Expansion connector compatible with STM32H7 series 
  • Low power consumption, 
  • Versatile power supply (6V to 48V), 
  • Industrial capacitive touch panel (PCAP) (optional), 
  • Optical bonding to attach touch panel (optional), 
  • Low EMI emission  


STM32 embedded displays

Engineers, programmers and designers working with the Riverdi STM32 Embedded Displays are provided with free libraries and software, like the TouchGFX Designer, a user-friendly GUI design tool seamlessly integrated with Riverdi displays. Thanks to partnership with ST Microelectronics there are Riverdi displays demo projects and presets pre-installed directly in TouchGFX, which can significantly improve prototyping cost-efficiency and reduce time-to-market. 

NOTE: First samples batch of Riverdi STM32 5” will be equipped with STM32U599 MCU, further batches will have the STM32U5A9 MCU with AES encryption feature for advanced cybersecurity. 

For more technical specification go to product website. 

Riverdi STM32 Embedded Displays series makes the connecting and programming fast and easy. A number of connectors and interfaces are available: 

  • 1x CAN FD 
  • 1x RS485 
  • 1x USB 2.0 HS 
  • Expansion connector compatible with STM32H7 series 
  • 1x SD Card slot 
  • RiBUS connector (it enables to connect and drive two displays with a single U5 MCU) 
  • Battery holder 
  • User button 
  • User LED 
  • SWD interface (for STM32 and QSPI programming) 

The Riverdi STM32 Embedded Displays are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, thanks to high brightness and high resolution. Riverdi products generate low electromagnetic interference and full EMI reports are available on the Riverdi website. Devices with specific EMI requirements, such as the medical or military industries, will meet the expectations of the most demanding customers. Suggested applications include: 

  • Advanced HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  • Point of sales (POS)
  • Medical Personal Devices  
  • Military Devices
  • Smart Home Automation and Appliances
  • IoT Industrial Sensors and Thermostats
  • Wearables and Smart Devices
  • E-bikes and other small EVs 

Riverdi displays are designed to meet the most challenging hardware and programming requirements faced by engineers and designers. Riverdi modules are: 

  • user-friendly in integration, 
  • intuitive in GUI design, 
  • easy in prototyping.  

Riverdi relies on the modularity so that the final product can be precisely customized to meet the most demanding requirements. 

Riverdi provides a detailed documentation for each display module: 

  • Specifications
  • 3D models
  • Technical drawings
  • EMI reports
  • Technical support (Manuals, Getting Started Guides, GitHub repository) 

Riverdi’s STM32 industrial displays are the ecosystem based on: 

  • the industrial-quality LCD-TFT displays with high-brightness, high-resolution, and industrial touchscreen, 
  • the performance and interfaces offered by the STM32 microcontrollers, 
  • the comprehensive technical support with free software and libraries. 

Introducing the STM32U5 MCU

The latest Riverdi STM32 5″ Display module is built upon the newly introduced STM32U5 microcontroller by STMicroelectronics, which is powered by the Arm® Cortex®-M33. This microcontroller provides top-tier performance, unparalleled power efficiency, an integrated graphics accelerator, a variety of interfaces, and sophisticated security features. STMicroelectronics embedded in STM32U5 the NeoChrom GPU, a state-of-the-art graphics accelerator capable of handling sophisticated graphical interfaces, inclusive of screen rotation effects and intricate texture mapping. Furthermore, NeoChrom excels in optimizing animations, providing features like flips, spins, scaling, zooms, among others.  

The demand for rich, smartphone-like graphics in contemporary embedded applications is high, and the innovative NeoChrom GPU from ST makes it feasible to amplify GUI features in applications that are both low-power and cost-efficient: 

  • Simple & advanced drawing 
  • 2D text copy 
  • Alpha blending 
  • Color format conversion  
  • Scaling, rotation 
  • Perspective correct texture mapping (mapping a 2D texture into a 3D surface) 
  • Image format compression 

The STM32U5A9 MCU equips developers to: 

  • NeoChrom GPU amplifies the frame rate, facilitating the execution of complex UIs on MCUs,
  • Operate a comprehensive MPU-like graphical user interface on a simple microcontroller,
  • Maintain two frame buffers within the MCU (2.5 Mbytes of SRAM),
  • Work with small applications via 100- to 216-pin packages (LQFP 100, LQFP 144, BGA144 and more),
  • Safeguard user data with the assistance of an added encryption accelerator engine (AES, PKA, and OTFDEC). 

Want to know more about STM32 MCUs? Check out our blog post explaining this technology. 


Software & Libraries support

Engineers, programmers and designers working with the Riverdi STM32 Embedded Displays are provided with free libraries and software: 

  • TouchGFX Designer (with official Riverdi in-app presets & support) 
  • STM32CubeMX 
  • STM32CubeIDE 
  • STM32CubeProgrammer 
  • STM32CubeMonitor 

TouchGFX Designer

TouchGFX Designer is an advanced framework, free PC GUI-builder optimized for STM32 microcontrollers – seamlessly integrated with Riverdi products. It offers advanced software framework and simulator for STM32 microcontrollers from ST Microelectronics. It is ready-to-use solution to design stunning GUI. TouchGFX makes GUI development easy by combining a WYSIWYG approach and automatic code generation. Thanks partnership with STMicroelectronics there are Riverdi displays demo projects and presets pre-installed directly in TouchGFX, which can significantly improve prototyping cost-efficiency and reduce time-to-market. 

The main benefits of TouchGFX integration with Riverdi products include: 

  • Ready-to-use solution that reduces time-to-market 
  • Easy design of graphical applications 
  • Cost and time saving in preparing customer applications 

You can read more about how TouchGFX is seamlessly optimized with Riverdi in our getting started guide with TouchGFX. 

Coming soon – LVGL Libraries will support riverdi displays

We will be introducing full support for our display modules for LVGL libraries. 

Light and Versatile Graphics Library (LVGL) stands as one of the leading free, open-source graphics library for embedded systems, enabling the creation of visually stunning user interfaces (GUI) for any type of microcontroller unit (MCU), microprocessor unit (MPU), and display. 

You can utilize SquareLine Studio, their user-friendly UI editor, to ease the development process with a drag and drop interface. Alternatively, you can engage their services to architect and implement your upcoming user interface. 

Fully accessible on GitHub, endorsed by a vast community of developers, and backed by top-tier industry corporations. 

  1. Widespread Acceptance: Conceived by over 300 developers and engaged by more than 100,000 users, LVGL is downloaded every minute. You can access it on numerous platforms including Arduino, PlatformIO, ESP32, MCUXpresso, Zephyr, NuttX, RT-Thread, ARM CMSIS-Pack, and more. 
  2. Cross-Platform Flexibility: LVGL operates without any external dependencies and can be compiled for any vendor’s MCU or MPU and any (RT)OS. It supports a wide range of displays, from ePaper, OLED or TFT displays, to monitors. 
  3. Efficient and Compact: LVGL operates requiring only 32kB RAM, 128 kB Flash, a frame buffer, and at minimum a buffer sized to 1/10 of the screen for rendering purposes.
  4. Versatile Bindings: LVGL is coded in C (C++ compatible) and offers bindings to MicroPython, PikaScript, JavaScript (in a React-like framework) and Berry. This diversity allows developers to work in the language they’re most comfortable with, without compromising on performance or functionality. 

Contact Us – Order a sample

If you need any help with selecting the right display for your device, please contact us 

There is NO MOQ for Riverdi standard products. You can order even 1 pcs. from our stock. To order a sample and for more information, documentation, drawings, 3D model or test reports please visit Riverdi webpage: