I really attempted to do my homework before posting to the list... we'll see
how well I did.
I'm interested in interfacing an analog LCD with the gumstix. Specifically,
displays like this one:
I realize that this isn't natively supported, and so I went looking for
existing solutions. The closest off-the-shelf component I could find
was the product line listed here:
This is really not what I want, since I desire more colors, and true
graphics capability... I want much more than a fancy rs232 terminal.
I know the standard solution to this problem is probably to go get an LCD
with a controller that just works. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any
good available LCDs for my application, so I'm stuck figuring out how to
drive an analog one.
I'm mainly looking for an off-the-shelf board which would allow me to drive
an analog display from the digital interface available on the gumstix
machine. The controller from an existing LCD package might be an acceptable
solution if a compatible one could be found. I'm not realistically likely to
design and fab a board using the manufacturer's driver IC (at least not by
myself), and I'm certainly not in the market for $3k dev kits. An ideal
solution would be scalable to higher resolution displays.
Anyone have any words of wisdom that would allow a quick and easy fix? Maybe
a not so quick fix? Anybody else interested in transmissive microdisplays
want to work on a board design with me to make use of the manufacturer's