VGA for Pi Debuts at CamJam! @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi
Check out what Alex at RasPiTv saw at CamJam this past weekend here! Including a VGA adapter for the B+:
Demonstrating on the table next to me was Gert van Loo, one of the chip architects of the Raspberry Pi’s BCM2835, most of whom seem to be working as RPF Engineers and moonlighting as Ninjas these days (Gordon & James, I’m looking at you). Gert designed the original BCM2835-based Raspberry Pi prototype, the Gertboard, GertDuino and the camera board. He’s also got some other stuff in the pipeline that’s not ready for prime-time blogging.
Gert was displaying a VGA adaptor he’d made for the B+. He said that there was a parallel interface on the BCM2835 that could be used to drive VGA natively in hardware (with no CPU load) But only on the B+ are there enough ports (and the right ports) brought out to pins to be able to use it.
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