Turbocharged TFT display

Here are some first results of the (speed) progress that I’ve made since my previous post about using PSRAM as display buffer.

The first video shows a 200×150 pixels animation generated by looping over 61 frames (ripped from an animated gif). The partial refresh of the relevant display area is so fast that I had to include delays between the frames.



The next video shows my dual core/ dual buffer Julia Fractal Zoomer sketch in action. The two ESP32 cores cooperate in writing Julia Fractals with ever increasing zoom levels to a (double) buffer in PSRAM. When a fractal is finished, the loop function takes care of writing its pixel values from the last completed buffer to the display.

Zooming in on Julia fractal (c = -0.79 -0.15i) ; max iterations: 128


This spinning globe was my first sketch that used PSRAM as a display buffer, written to test the concept and measure its speed. It is generated by looping over 21 frames.



The above videos show a LOLIN TFT-2.4 Shield, driven by a LOLIN D32 Pro with 8MB PSRAM. Sketches will follow after I’ve implemented a new idea that may further increase the zoom speed.