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Need to display text on LCD of AM3517 EVM kit
I am using Zoom AM3517 EVM kit. i want to display some text (characters) on its LCD but do not have the font library and its driver functions.
How can i get those data and its initialization code for the LCD.
I assume you refer to the AM3517 eXperimenter Kit or EVM with the 480x272 touch-LCD? This is a graphics pixel display and as such driven by a frame buffer. Now you need some high-level software to get meaningful content on this. Luckily this is all available in the open source community.
Assuming you have the Linux PSP it already provides the framebuffer driver. Now you can use X server (eg included with OE/Angstroem) or Qt Embedded Linux to generate graphics content. That will include the fonts and methods to display text.
Well but I am a beginner in usage of AM3517 and also for the linux. It would be great if could get some help from you. Or parallelly some links of the open source community for AM3517.
Would like to have a confidence gain activity quickly done with this eXperimenter Kit and carry forward my development...
Ok, but if you are a Linux starter then you have quite some learning curve ahead of you... Also I don't know what you intend to develop so it is difficult to stear you in the right direction.
Anyway there are plenty of areas where you will find info and help. Here are a few hints:
- Linux trainings: http://free-electrons.com/
- TI wiki: http://wiki.davincidsp.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
- BeagleBoard.org (this is for OMAP3 but a lot of that also applies to AM35xx as we share the ARM Cortex-A8 core and a lot of peripherals).
Generally you will be able to re-use most of the ARM and graphics stuff that was written for OMAP3. We even have a common PSP.
hey thanks for the links...
Well m trying to develop device that can take data from source(mem stick) and display it on the screen. scroll the screen for next lot of data and so on...
So preliminary what i need is to start with displaying the text of specific or any size (font). Need a confidence driven act to kick start with the AM3517 kit.
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