[ANN]: GTA04 (Beagleboard inspired Openmoko Upgrade) - Early Adpoter Program

Al Johnson openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Thu Dec 23 13:04:42 CET 2010

On Thursday 23 December 2010, W. B. Kranendonk wrote:
> --- On Wed, 12/22/10, Alfa21 <freerunner at my.is.it> wrote:
> > 2010-12-22 at 14:21 W. B. Kranendonk
> > 
> > > That reminds me... The BeagleBoard can provide up to
> > 
> > 1280*1024 or 1280*720 if I recall correctly. Do we have
> > options to channel that power out of the box? Nikolaus
> > why not??
> > If all we need is a piece of copper (w/o logic inside)
> > cable... today we have many tv-set with hdmi, dvi, vga ports
> > all around us! we could go in any hotel and use that
> > tv-screen and feel like at home with our mobile computing!
> I am aware of the screens all around us, the point seems to me getting the
> wire out of the box. Could it be redirected to the USB-paths, so that the
> USB-connector became a DVI-disguised-as-USB? It doesn't have the amount of
> wires needed, so the available wires had to be multiplexed. In the
> USB-to-DVI/HDMI/WE(whatever)-converter the signals have to be demuxt
> again.

USB connector won't handle the bandwidth required by raw DVI/HDMI. You could 
use a DisplayLink USB to HDMI adapter like the AlwaysInnovating DualScreen if 
USB host mode is available. Since the board is using the OTG connector instead 
of the mini-B there's a fair chance of a usable host mode, but wait for 

> Would the "cameraconnector" (the extra connection to the back of the phone)
> allow for this kind of signalling?

I very much doubt it...

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