VGA driver IC

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Shagas, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Shagas

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    Hello

    Could someone suggest an available IC that I could use to interface an
    AVR MCU or an FPGA to a VGA monitor? Preferably one that has decent documentation and won't take 20 hours to set up.

    I know that there are other (manual) ways and I'm checking them out, but I would like to have a ready-made solution aswell.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. shteii01

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    http://hackaday.com/2013/03/29/avr-vga-generator/

    Notice the part about overclocking. You might want to start with AVR that is faster than 20 MHz.

    Ok. Reading the comments, if you reduce resolution (320x240 ?), you can use 20 MHz or even 10 MHz.
     
  3. Shagas

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    This is what I was refering to as 'manual ways' . I'm going to try this first but I also wanted to tryout an IC that would do this for me . Nevertheless , thanks.
     
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  7. Shagas

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    Hmm yes thanks for the suggestions. The picaso looks decent but fairly pricey. I was looking for a sub 10$ solution.
    I think that in the end what I'm going to do is implement a driver through my mojo FPGA dev board and external SRAM . I think it will be good practice for me (which is the most important)
     
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