Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: What VGA LCDs can my SBC drive?

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    6

    What VGA LCDs can my SBC drive?

    Hi,

    I have managed to acquire a very nice little SBC, specs can be found here: http://www.ibase-i.com.tw/ib710.htm



    I am having difficulty in understanding what LCDs/cables i can connect to the LCD connector or the 18-bit LVDS connector.

    If any of you guys can point me at a series of lcd models and cables that would bve compatible with my motherboard it would be greatly appreciated.

    Detailed information such as pin information on the LCD connectors can be found at http://www.ibase-i.com.tw/IB710GUIDE.PDF

    Any help would be appreciated, i just about have the system ready to roll, have a passively cooled via C3 800 and a 6gb notebook hard drive and 50watt PSU. Just trying to nut out what displays i can drive without resorting to scan convertors or additional controllers.

    Regards,
    Joshua Smith

  2. #2
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    6
    From what i can gather most LCDs have hirose connector, 41pin or whatever. Now im guessing because i only have a header on my motherboard i would have to get a cable with the correct hirose connector for the lcd and strip the other end and solder the correct wires to the correct pins on the motherbaord? I have checked various lcd panel pinouts and the pinouts on the header on my LCD and all the pins are there, just all seem to be in a diffrent order.

    Where is the best place to pickup hirose lcd connectors?

  3. #3
    Maximum Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Boise, ID (USA)
    Posts
    551
    If you have a header, you should go to digikey and get the appropriate connector so you dont have to solder to the board!

    By the way, where did you get that board and how much, I really want one just like that!

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    6
    Originally posted by mikeinsanmarcos
    If you have a header, you should go to digikey and get the appropriate connector so you dont have to solder to the board!

    By the way, where did you get that board and how much, I really want one just like that!
    Thanks for the tip, ill check out digikey. I picked up the board from a forum not unlike this. Set me back AUD$280 around $150 of your US bucks. I'm not sure where you can grab them new or what price.

  5. #5
    Maximum Bitrate Meatballman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Hartsville, SC
    Posts
    747
    You got a great deal then. My SBC has a header for the LCD that looks like a laptop hard drive header, except it is 40 pins, not 44. It should be easy to get a cable like that if yours is the same.

    You should be able to get most LCD's to work with that board IF you can get a pinout for the LCD. Then all you have to do is match the one on the LCD with the one on the board and presto! you're in the money.

  6. #6
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    6
    Originally posted by Meatballman
    You got a great deal then. My SBC has a header for the LCD that looks like a laptop hard drive header, except it is 40 pins, not 44. It should be easy to get a cable like that if yours is the same.

    You should be able to get most LCD's to work with that board IF you can get a pinout for the LCD. Then all you have to do is match the one on the LCD with the one on the board and presto! you're in the money.
    Yes the connector is very similar to the notebook hard drive connector.

    Is there some kind of documented proceedure for switching around the wires to match the pinout. I understand matching the pins on the lcd with the pins on the mobo, but the actual process of pulling it apart and rearranging the wires is a bit daunting.

  7. #7
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    105
    I am in the same boat. I have this SBC:
    http://www.icsadvent.com/products/pd...yProduct=15553

    It has a 40 pin connector that is labled in the manual as flat panel lcd controller. The board uses the Chips 69000 video chipset.

    At one point searching on the net I came across a site that had 40 pin connectors and 31 pin hirose connectors that I think would work for interfacing this board with an LCD but i can't find the site.

    If someone has interfaced their SBC with an LCD, post here and let us know how. I have been using the regular VGA output on my SBC to run an LCD.

    -Jesse
    2001 Ranger XLT Off Road
    Sony CDX-C910, Sony CDX-U303
    Sony XA-300 USB->unilink adapter
    In dash 5.8" LCD
    Infinity Beta 3 way component set
    4 - OZ Audio 250L 10" subs
    2 Sony XES-M1's, Sony XES-M3
    Esoteric Audio wiring
    Toshiba 7020CT laptop with DVD docking station.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •