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Color LCD Shield


#1

I saw a color LCD shield using the Nokia 6100 graphics LCD on Sparkfun.
Are there any plans to offer a similar one for the Domino with a software driver?

Thanks…


#2

The display you mentioned has a very bad quality plus it is too slow due to it’s horrible 9bit interface and not to forget that it is just way too small for anything!
Take a look at the very nice a high detailed displays we have on EMX and ChipworkX. Plans are in place for FEZ. Details come next month


#3

Sounds great - are these going to use the shield connectivity or are they going to plug into the shield extension(3 pin connector)?

Anything else you can tell us?

Thanks…


#4

Everything you see with display for small display is usually a “hack” support. Why? Let us do some math. A 320x240 16bit display requires 153600 bytes, that is 150Kbytes. This is only for the back buffer, now lets do some graphics then you need a minimum of 1MB of RAM for very basic support. All I can tell you is what we will provide will not be a “hack” :d

It is too early to give away any info because anything can change at this point. We are months away from having anything out.


#5

I’m assuming that these will have thier own graphics processor to offload that task from the application processor?

I’ve seen some with a serial interface or SPI. But the cost is more than a Domino board.

What about a monochrome graphics board as well?


#6

More info come in a month but you can see the GHI website for examples


#7

I’m in the progress to create a lib for the 4dgl color displays for my USBizi devboard maybe when the ghi folks will support again i will release it here.


#8

What do you mean by “ghi folks will support…”? If you have code to make USBizi work with 4D serial displays and you like to share the code then I am sure a lot of users here finds it useful.
You can load it on here if you like (link removed)