QVGA V/s VGA for GTA03 (was something about yummy CPU-GPU combos!)

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Sat Jun 7 11:46:28 CEST 2008

On Friday 06 June 2008 20:07:01 Joerg Reisenweber wrote:
> Am Fr  6. Juni 2008 schrieb Flemming Richter Mikkelsen:
> > When it comes to GTA03, I will not buy one (because I buy the GTA02),
> > so I will not be the target. Maybe QVGA is a good solution, or maybe it
> > should be an option when you buy????
> If I got that right, we "just need to tune some of the LCD-driver settings,
> to get QVGA performance on a VGA screen"(OWTTE). So the ONLY argument for a
> QVGA screen is the marginal lower price (and it allegedly looks better than
> a VGA in QVGA mode which I don't understand) - but this would clearly be no
> bargain at all if we go for more expensive offer of "QVGA *OR* VGA option".
> Absolute nonsense, it costs 100 somecoin to replace the screen with a 30
> somecoin cheaper one 'on customer order'.
> I opt for VGA and give us a way to drive it QVGA whenever speed is a main
> concern (think someone said this before?). For GTA03 I'd prefer to have the
> SAME LCM as GTA02, just to reduce design risk. NO capacitive ts, NO QVGA
> LCD screen! :-/ Just my 2 cents from HW-dev

Full ACK. Once again, 03 is about evolution, not revolution.


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