i will purchase one 4100 kit for education purpose, also 3d metrology, or laser mark. Looks like vendors have done some modifications to low the cost or integrate high speed function or ram size. Some kits will work with codes/tools in TI knowledge base. some not. Is the compatibility important? What else should i check to make the suitable selection? Thank you very much.
Depending on whether they implemented the same USB controller as the original Eval kit, the Explorer GUI may or may not work. If they implemented their own interface then they should provide their own tools.
This Explorer software is only intended as a way to quickly display patterns for testing purposes. It is not possible through USB alone (without memory and pattern buffering) to display images anywhere near the full speed capablity of the DDC4100 chipset.
This chipset (& Eval kit) were designed assuming that the user would develop their own APPS_FPGA code to provide the functionality that they desire. This makes the D4100 flexible, powerful and very customizable but requires progamming skill on the part of the user.
Thank you. where could i find reviews for those suppliers? Or basically they have the same function/performance, and only price matter?
There are not reviews for the suppliers like you would find for a large consumer supplier but we do have a page that shows information about our design house partners.
You can find our design house partners at --> http://www.ti.com/analog/docs/memsdlpdsgn.tsp?sectionId=622&tabId=2448
I know that DLi, InVision, VisiTech, and Wintech all make D4100 based systems. You will need to look at their websites to determine tha capabilities of each system to see which one best fits your needs and budget.
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