3.2.11 Flat Panel Interface
The CyberBlade i7 flat panel interface is designed to support industry standard TFT and DSTN panels. The Flat Panel interface can also be used to drive external LVDS or PanelLink TM transmitters.
The high performance VGA Controller provides full hardware level VGA compatibility. At reset, the CyberBlade i7 is in hardware level VGA mode and all of the standard VGA subsections (Display Controller, VGA Graphics Controller, and Attribute Controller) are enabled.
The CyberBlade i7 supports LVDS and PanelLink TM, providing a low voltage, high speed, low EMI, serial DC-balanced differential data to the LCD panel. The flat panel interface provides or supports the following functions for various panels:
· Generates flat panel interface signals like FLM, LP, SCLK, and DE
· Generates different video data formats to directly drive different types of panels
· Vertical and horizontal expansion of video displays to LCD panel resolution
· Vertical and horizontal centering
· Panel power sequence
There is no doubt in my mind that the i-Opener can be modified to drive a TFT panel. It is just a matter of the right person spending significant hours coming up with the mod. I'm sure that someday someone will do it. I'll even go so far to guess that it has already been done. The problem is doing it in a manner that doesn't violate all sorts of copyright laws.