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"instant" boot, with graphics and UART , microcontroller??

Discussion in 'Microcontrollers' started by settra, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. settra

    settra Member

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    Hello forum!
    first of: i have basic understanding of embeded proccecors and Development boards. (some lessons in the university). Also i have "large" knowledge on FPGA's.

    So what i wanna do is this:
    I have an arduino-based diagnostic module , on a car, that collects info from sensors, and sends it via USB.

    I want to build and instrument cluster, based on an LCD monitor, that receives this data, and displays it with 2D graphics.
    I can easily do this using linux or a windows board... But i would like to be able , to have as little boot time , as possible.
    for that reason, i was wandering , if you can point me to any development board/projects that support / have docomuntation on
    bare bone programming with graphics...

    is this anyway possible?? thanks!
     
  2. Ian Rogers

    Ian Rogers Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    You could do this very simply with most 32bit micro's..... There is a shield (RGB monitor output ) that connects to most Arduino compatible boards... I was toying with the maximite colour this will do quite a bit..

    The maximite boots directly from a ram drive, so it's instant.... I did a small review here...
     
  3. settra

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    nice! this could certainly do the trick! but the monitor i am planing on using, is 12.3" inch ultra wide... 1280x480 pixels... :/
    so i think the resolution provided by that module is not enough??

    also, some time in the future i will get my hands on a same model, but HD resolution... so i guess then i would have to look on something with DVI output...
     

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