May 07, 2014

Generating VGA video output with the Arduino Due

Sometimes an LCD or even a DMD isn't large enough, so the next step for creating a very large display is to use a larger monitor. However most Arduino-based solutions have required a display with composite video input - until now. Thanks to Arduino forum member stimmer it's possible to generate VGA graphic output with a Due that has a resolution of 320x240 pixels with an 8-bit colour depth, for example:

And thanks to the extra memory in the Due's powerful microcontroller you still have plenty of room for sketches as well. For details on the required hardware and sketch, log in to the Arduino forum. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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It's the Arduino Due-compatible board with the Freetronics additions including Ethernet network connectivity, MAC address chip, microSD storage, optional PoE, upgraded power supply and more - while retaining the simplicity and ease of the Arduino IDE (with 100% compatibility). And you still have a full USB interface for uploading sketches and direct programming. For more information on this powerful board, check out the EtherDue product page

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