New version of PicoMite/PicoMiteVGA V5.07.03


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geobh
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Joined: 29/01/2022
Location: Australia
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Posted: 09:59pm 30 Jan 2022      

Thanks matherp.
I downloaded the latest version of PicoMite5.07.03 dated 31/1/2022 and it works fine.
I had previously had version 27/1/2022.
Problem solved, thanks

Bleep
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Posted: 10:52am 31 Jan 2022      

Hi Peter,
I was looking at one of these displays, reasonably cheap pounds 13.70 and 480x320 3.5" colour touch screen with case.  It appears to use a ILI9486 chip according to this WIKI do you happen to know if your ILI9488 driver will also drive this panel? I was thinking of investing in one, I may just get one to test, if not I can drive it with an old Pi.
Thanks Kevin.

matherp
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Posted: 01:14pm 31 Jan 2022      

  Quote  do you happen to know if your ILI9488 driver will also drive this panel?

Based on the wiki it uses shift registers to convert SPI to parallel at the display. In which case the driver that might work is the ILI9481. ILI9488 definitely won't because 8-bit commands have to be sent with 16-bits to trigger the shift registers.
Edited 2022-01-31 23:15 by matherp

Bleep
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Posted: 05:39pm 31 Jan 2022      

Hi Peter, Ok thanks, when it arrives I'll probably give them all a try, just in case. I didn't notice anything about converting SPI to parallel, that sounds tricky to drive, where did you spot that?
Regards, Kevin.

matherp
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Posted: 06:55pm 31 Jan 2022      

  Quote  Hi Peter, Ok thanks, when it arrives I'll probably give them all a try, just in case. I didn't notice anything about converting SPI to parallel, that sounds tricky to drive, where did you spot that?


The wiki shows 3 shift register chips in the pic

geobh
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Posted: 11:17pm 03 Feb 2022      

Hi Geoff,
I'm modifying my new program to use GUI controls and pages.
On page 95 in the section GUI SETUP it says "See also GUI PAGE command."

I cannot find any other reference to GUI PAGE in the manual.

Should it just say "See also PAGE command.
Thanks George?