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The "Winstar Smart Display Series" is an innovative display product from leading display manufacturer Winstar and offers shorter time to market and ease of implementation for a range of TFTs and OLED displays. The current range includes CAN and RS485 protocols as well as an entry-level UART interface.

Colour TFT Displays

The “Smart Display solution” comes with Winstar standard display modules and UI objects to get customers project off the ground quickly. If customers need custom UI objects support, our engineers can send over a new set of UI objects quickly. 

  • The user interfaces (UI) are defined as objects.
  • Just adopt scripts to control on/off or give a value for objects.
  • Customers do not need to understand the graphic layers.
  • Built in flash memory, font storage and Object Dictionary data.
  • Get started quickly, suitable for fast and easy integration of a HMI into any application.
  • Communication interfaces: CAN/UART/I2C/SPI/USB/WIFI/BT

CAN TFT Series Basic Function

We can provide LCD/TFT to communicate reliably in a hundred feet rather than inches and with daisy chain topology capabilities. Winstar CanTFT offers IPS TFT display for wider viewing angle.

  • DC 5V working voltage, low power consumption for USB drive.
  • CAN bus Interface.
  • Built in flash memory, stores the font and Object Dictionary Data.
  • Supports PCAP touch screen.
  • CanTFT Smart Display is defined as a slave device, controlled by master device via CAN bus command to render display content on the display screen and return touch event data with protocol objects.
  • Demo set HOST can be used on multiple platforms, such as Computer, MCU, or Raspberry Pi (with PiCAN2).
  • Built-in Buzzer is controlled from master device.

CAN TFT Series Basic Function

Winstar offer almost unlimited combinations to support your requirements. As a display manufacturer, our abilities to mix-and-match different LCDs with our CanTFT platform are limitless. Wide-temperature options are available to support control applications in harsh operating conditions such as automotive, marine, power generation and oil-and-gas.

Smart Display Selector guide PDF

Smart Display GUI builder Video  

Why choose CAN BUS Interface

The CAN (Controller Area Network) communication interface was first developed by Bosch in the 1980s to respond to the increasing number of electronic devices used in new cars. The CAN bus can connect and control the entire control system through a simple serial interface.


CANopen is a communication protocol and device profile specification for embedded systems which is common used in passenger vehicles, industrial automation, mechanical control, elevator, escalator, electronic equipment for aviation and navigation, etc. Winstar Smart Display CanTFT series includes built in object dictionary on module.

Without using CANopen Smart Display

  • The user interface (widgets) & functions requires design coding by users
  • Users need advanced coding skills
  • Customers product development time will take much  longer.

Using CANopen Smart Display

  • User interfaces are well defined as objects
  • Get started quickly, suitable for fast and easy integration of a HMI into any application
  • Just adopt scripts to control on/off or give a value for objects