I'm starting a new project that will use a small 4.3" TFT LCD display with resistive touch panel and RGB interface.
I never used TFT displays in the past, so I'm not sure what is the best solution for me about the display and the controller board. I read about NXP Cortex-M3 LPC178x with integrated LCD controller and it seems good to me, mostly because I can use emWin libraries for free. But I'm not sure and I want to study other competitor's alternatives.
In the meantime I want to choose the display, so I'm going to purchase some samples and... test it. Ehm... how? Each display has a different pinout, color depth, touch screen connector, backlight interface. I haven't any problem to solder some wires between LCD connector(s) and controller board or power supply or backlight driver.
But I need a suggestion about a sufficiently generic and low-cost controller board that can be used to test a "generic" TFT LCD with RGB interface. The board should be simple to use and configure to manage the LCD sample under test.
I'm thinking about BeagleBone Black that provides an expansion connector P8 with LCD RGB interface, but I don't know how simple is to configure the embedded Linux running on the board to use the LCD under test (resolution, clock frequency, color depth, ...)