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Apr 16, 2015 3:30 PM ET

Archived: Nextion: a cost-effective high-performance TFT HMI – Objective-oriented display solution, to reduce the GUI development difficulty and shorten the cycle

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 16, 2015

Nextion: a cost-effective high-performance TFT HMI

Objective-oriented display solution, to reduce the GUI development difficulty and shorten the cycle.

What is Nextion

Nextion is a Seamless Human Machine Interface (HMI) solution that provides a control and visualisation interface between a human and a process, machine, application or appliance. Nextion is mainly applied to IoT or consumer electronics field. It is the best solution to replace the traditional LCD and LED Nixie tube.

This solution includes hardware part – a series of TFT boards and software part – Nextion editor.  Nextion TFT board uses only one serial port to do communicating. Let you get rid of the wiring trouble. We notice that most engineers spend much time in application development but get unpleasant results. In this situation, Nextion editor has mass components such as button, text, progress bar, slider, instrument panel etc. to enrich your interface design. And the drag-and-drop function ensures that you spend less time in programming, which will reduce your 99% development workloads. With the help of this WYSIWYG editor, GUI designing is a piece of cake.

We believe that your dozen days developing a complex HMI can be done in couple hours by using Nextion.  

If You Are…

Maker/Developer – Worry about spending time in learning programming the TFT when you start to undertake an interactive interface design? Using Nextion editor, you can drag-and-drop any component in the editor, designing the interface with less programming.

Manufacturer – Seeking suitable small TFT for your new project? Don’t hesitate to try Nextion. Nextion provides a complete, high-quality display features for developing advanced graphical embedded applications in a smaller RAM, lower frequency MCU and a lower cost even.

Why Nextion

Your Nextion: change the way you interface

Today’s marketplace is all about how you interface—with customers, suppliers and your machinery. Nextion offers a new and easy way to interface. Available in 2.4″, and 4.3″ models, Nextion is a true analog touchscreen operator interface with programmable function buttons for the most robust applications, using Nextion makes interfacing with your machinery easier than ever. 

A very cost-effective solution

Getting the job done right at the right price— Nextion is the operator interface solution you’ve been waiting for. Nextion is designed and manufactured in Shenzhen, China. Owing to its perfect supply chain and relatively low labor cost, we can provide low-price but functionally competitive products.

A Better Solution than Ever

  1. Provide some small size TFTs that absent in the market.
  2. Character string commands, ease the debugging difficulty.
  3. Objective-oriented controlling method. Nextion supports the commands not only to draw points or lines, but also to control most attributes of the components and materials.
  4. You can control the objects in a demo through serial port commands by external MCU even the demo has already been downloaded and demonstrated on Nextion screen.
  5. Fully functional software. 
  • A WYSIWYG editor. User can drag-and-drop any component in the editor to simplify your interface design.
  • Rich set of components. Many general elements in HMI design have been packed into controls, users can evoke them directly.
  • Custom component. Users can design your own components to meet your demand. 


Nextion Editor Support – A Project done in 30 minutes

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Want to know how to make all above components in Nextion Editor? Learn it from our tutorials!


Arduino Project

Tell you what! Nextion Arduino library is on the way. The library will be very easy to use and simplify your development debugging when you use Nextion in your arduino project. See how we use it with Arduino to make a progress bar & button showing on Nextion 2.4″.

All About Sharing

Nextion Editor features a “custom component” sharing function. Users make your own custom components, and they can be shared on the cloud for friends or workmates downloading. By sharing, the teamwork will be enhanced and working efficiency will be improved.


All About Font Editing

Text can be personalized. Nextion Editor support Chinese and English fonts so far. As long as you have installed the font that you are fond of in computer, you can use it to personalize your content in text components.

What Else Nextion Can Do?


Help Us Get Nextion To Programer


FACEBOOK: We open a forum on our facebook page, tell us what’s your ideas.

TWITTER: Use hashtag #nextion to tweet what you think about Nextion, so that we can search you and answer your question on twitter.






Q: Can I use Nextion as a common TFT LCD?

A: Yes. Nextion supports GUI commands including drawing a dot or a line, filling solid color, showing a picture etc. You can connect the MCU through UART, and let the MCU control Nextion via GUI commands.

Q: Is Nextion touchable?

A: Yes. Nextion adopts resistive screen, supporting single-touch point, not support the multi-touch like capacitive screen. 

Q: What’s the refresh rate of Nextion TFT boards?

A: The refresh rate of Nextion 2.4” is controlled by GPU, the speed is 80ms per frame. The refresh rate of Nextion 4.3” is controlled by GPU and RGB buffer, the speed is 20ms per frame.

Q: Can I ask you to customize the layout and location hole of Nextion TFT boards?

A: Yes. We provide custom Nextion. But only offer the customization of Nextion layout, location hole, and interface.

Q: Except 2.4” and 4.3”, what else screen size you provide?

A: We now only provide 2.4 and 4.3 size. We will develop Nextion 2.8” and 3.2” if this project is very welcome on Indiegogo. If everything goes well, it is expected that they will be on the market in October. Before then, we only produce and sell Nextion 2.4” and 4.3”

Q: How many OS does Nextion Editor support?

A: Only Windows support now. If the crow-funding successes,  we will develop multi-platform Nextion Editor Version to support Linux and Mac. It may come out in later of 2015.

Q: Can you ensure a steady supply of Nextion?

A: We guarantee to provide a steady supply of high-quality, low-cost Nextion 2.4” and 4.3”. If we change the manufacture and use new TFT, we guarantee that the display area and control method are in the same but a slightly change in the appearance.

Q:If I upgrade Nextion Editor to a new version, will it affect my project I did before?

A: Of course no. We guarantee the new version is compatible to the old version seamlessly. In this case, you don’t need to worry about the compatibility problem.

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