ODROID-VU-5-A

  • 5-inch TFT-LCD
  • 800 x 480pixels hardware resolution, configurable by software (up to 1920×1080)
  • 5 finger capacitive touch input (USB ID 16B4:0705)
  • Power consumption : 500 mA / 5 Volt
  • Power on/off tact switch
  • 3.5mm audio jack and differential L/R speaker port to support HDMI audio output
  • OSD menu supports with buttons for power management, brightness/contrast/volume adjustment, etc.
  • Viewing angle (in degree) : Left 70, Right 70, Up 70, Down 50
  • Screen Dimensions : 121 x 93.31 x 15 mm Including switch and connectors)
  • Viewable screen size : 108 x 64 mm (active area)

You can easily attach the C2 / C1+ board onto the backside of the LCD screen in order to create a fully integrated system.
Also it's available to connect XU4 / C2 / C1+ using a micro-USB cable and a HDMI cable described in Option 2.

Option 1


With this option, there is few space between C2/C1+ board and VU5A to connect a speaker.
So, when you use the speaker with VU5A, we recommend Option 2.

Option 2

With VU5A, you can enjoy sound with a stereo speaker or an audio earjack.

Please note that the speaker output turns off when an earjack is plugged in.


[ ODROID-XU4 ]

Auto Detection

With the version 4.14.32-128 (Apr 20, 2018) or higher version,
XU4 automatically detects the resolution of VU5A as 800×480 with HDMI without any change of boot.ini.
VU5A model provides HDMI functionality, so you don't need modify boot.ini to switch into DVI as you do with VU5.

# --- HDMI / DVI Mode Selection ---
# ------------------------------------------
# - HDMI Mode
setenv vout "hdmi"
# - DVI Mode (disables sound over HDMI as per DVI compat)
# setenv vout "dvi"
Manual Setting

If you use the lower version than 4.14.32-128, boot.ini modification is required as following.
Please uncomment videoconfig line for 800×480 and make sure vout option as hdmi.

# --- Screen Configuration for HDMI --- # 
# -----------------------------------------------
# 800x480 without monitor data using generic information
setenv videoconfig "drm_kms_helper.edid_firmware=edid/800x480.bin"

# --- HDMI / DVI Mode Selection ---
# ------------------------------------------
# - HDMI Mode
setenv vout "hdmi"
# - DVI Mode (disables sound over HDMI as per DVI compat)
# setenv vout "dvi"

[ ODROID-C2 ]

In case of ODROID-C2, display auto detection logic can detect the hdmi resolution and vout option by default.
So you don't need to edit boot.ini but just keep display_autodetect as true.

# Auto Detection of Monitor settings based on your Screen information
# See: http://odroid.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=en:c2_auto_detect_display
setenv display_autodetect "true"

If you use the lower version than 3.14.79-108 (Feb 27, 2017), please set boot.ini as following.

# Resolutions
# setenv m "1080p"  # 1080P@60Hz
setenv m “800x480p60hz”
 
# HDMI DVI/VGA modes
# By default its set to HDMI, if needed change below.
# Uncomment only a single Line.
setenv vout "hdmi"

[ ODROID-C1/C1+/C0 ]

To use VU5A with ODROID-C1/C1+/C0, you need to configure boot.ini file as following.

# Comment default mode 1080p and uncomment 800x480p60hz
# setenv m “1080p”    # 1080P@60Hz 
setenv m “800x480p60hz” # 800x480
 
# HDMI DVI/VGA modes
# By default its set to HDMI, if needed change below.
# Uncomment only a single Line.
setenv vout_mode "hdmi"

To use VU5A on Android, you have to change resolution of Android to 800x480p60hz.
Basically, you can change the resolution through ODROID Utility apps.
In ODROID Utility, you can find ODORID-VU5/7 Option from resolution list.

And we also provide manual changing methods.

[ ODROID-XU4 Android 4.4.4 ]

setenv fb_x_res "800"
setenv fb_y_res "480"
setenv hdmi_phy_res "800x480p60hz"

[ ODROID-C2 Android 6.0.1 ]

In case of ODROID-C2, display auto detection mode can adjust hdmi resolution and vout mode by default.
So you don't need to edit boot.ini.

# Auto Detection of Monitor settings based on your Screen information
# See: http://odroid.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=en:c2_auto_detect_display
setenv display_autodetect "true"

If you use the lower version than Android 5.1.1 (v3.3) / 6.0.1 (v2.2), the following setting is required.

# Resolution Configuration
setenv hdmimode "800x480p60hz"
# setenv hdmimode "1080p60hz"
 
# HDMI/DVI Mode Configuration
# This will enforce the singal type of display
# "hdmi" - For HDMI interface
# "dvi"  - For DVI interface
setenv vout_mode "hdmi"
 
# Display Auto Detection
# "false" or "true"
setenv display_autodetect "false"

[ ODROID-C1+ Android 4.4.4 ]

# Resolution Configuration
setenv hdmimode "800x480p60hz"
# setenv hdmimode "720p"
 
# HDMI/DVI Mode Configuration
# This will enforce the singal type of display
# "hdmi" - For HDMI interface
# "dvi"  - For DVI interface
setenv vout_mode "hdmi"

You can find four menu buttons on the upper side of VU5A.

  • Menu : To open the menu when using the menu and can be served as Confirm
  • Up/Left : Direction key
  • Down/Right : Direction key
  • Return : To return the upper menu tree and exit the menu

Here is the menu decription.

Color Brightness Adjust the brightness, 0 ~ 100 (max), default 50
Contrast Adjust the contrast, 0 ~ 100 (max), default 50
Saturation Adjust the saturation, 0 ~ 100 (max), default 50
OSD Language English only
H Position Adjust the horizontal position
V Position Adjust the vertical position
OSD Timeout Adjust the menu display time, Off and 0~60 in 5 unit step, default 10
Transparent Adjust the menu transparent, Off and 0 ~ 7 (most transparent), default off
Function Reset Reset to default
Display Ratio Set display ration, 16:9, 4:3 and Auto, default 16:9
Sound Volume Adjust the volume, 0 ~ 100 (max), default 50