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Re: I remember when...
Max The Magnificent   8/28/2013 1:19:41 PM
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@Etmax: I upgraded the RAM to 2k by piggy-backing an additional 1k. What a lot of RAM that was back then.

It really was ... but young folks these days cannot understand just what things were like in those days...

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Etmax   8/28/2013 1:05:35 PM
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:-) hey that's funny, I'm the same 21 LOL.


Yeah I want to see the Jobs movie too, but I doubt my wife will want to see it, she's more into crafty stuff. Soldering DIP's reminds me of my first Z80 based computer, a Sinclair knock-off. I upgraded the RAM to 2k by piggy-backing an additional 1k. What a lot of RAM that was back then.

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Re: How many bpp is enough?
Max The Magnificent   8/28/2013 10:41:13 AM
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@kdwyer: What is your take on the number of bpp for embedded applications?

It all depends on what info you are trying to display -- if it's just really boring ASCII text you could get by with 1 bit per pixel (LOL). Check out my blog Using FPGAs to Generate Different Color Depths

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Max The Magnificent   8/28/2013 10:37:26 AM
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@Etmax: Hey Max, Max here :-) you must be nearly as old as I am


What? You're 21 also? LOL

I went to see that "Jobs" film about Steve Jobs wit hmy wife yesterday evening -- the images of them hand-soldering DIP sockets onto boards really took me back.

Speaking of 21, this year I celebrated the 35th anniversary of my 21st birthday LOL

 

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Etmax   8/28/2013 6:41:50 AM
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Hey Max, Max here :-) you must be nearly as old as I am

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Re: e-ink
elctrnx_lyf   8/27/2013 3:17:01 AM
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I htink probably LCD's are the best bet with the user experience in colour images and added with the reducing cost of LCD's because of large scale adaptation.

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How many bpp is enough?
kdwyer   8/26/2013 10:51:40 PM
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What is your take on the number of bpp for embedded applications?

16bpp seems to be a good choice and makes the data trasnfer more efficient on a 32bit system when compared to 18 or 24bpp options.

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Caleb Kraft   8/26/2013 4:51:18 PM
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I think we'll be seeing more low power e-ink displays as we move forward. They're already cropping up around the web on a few diy projects.

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I remember when...
Max The Magnificent   8/26/2013 4:28:08 PM
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I remember when we thought 7-segment LED displays were pretty amazing -- then we thought LCD display swith "Chunky Graphics" were pretty cool...

Today's LCD displays are incredible ... I can only imagine what the future will bring...



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