You may have seen this article where I discussed a 640×480 VGA signal generator that I designed and built. The signals, that circuit generated, were correct when measured with an oscilloscope. However, I concluded that I didn’t know why my display hardware had a hard time displaying an image and I found the reason for that and updated the circuit to generate the necessary signals for displaying an 800×600 image with a refresh rate of 60 Hertz.Continue reading A simple universal 800×600 VGA signal generation circuit
VGA signal generation using discrete electronic components
Note: An updated version of this article is available here! However, this article remains valid and I placed a note in every section that got updated.
It’s been a while since I published this series of articles on nerdhut about monochrome video signals for an old Macintosh CRT. I wanted to post a short follow-up article about VGA and how to generate such signals. This article will also be a follow up to the custom CPU series and it will be another step towards the custom computer, I always wanted to design and build.
However, in this article, I only want to take a look at how the standard 640×480@60Hz VGA-Signal can be created using a screen testing device, made from discrete electronic components, which can be used to test monitors without the need of a computer being around. Continue reading VGA signal generation using discrete electronic components
Banggood stuff web series
I started doing a new series on the YouTube-channel, in which I order cheap electronics DIY kits from banggood.com and then I review, what they sent me.
Quick look at: A cheap DIY function generator kit
I recently bought some cheap electronic DIY kits from amazon, just because I wanted to improve my soldering skills. One of them was a cheap function generator, based on the XR2206-IC. The complete kit with an enclosure costs about 14€, and you can buy it here. If you find a cheaper one, let me know in the comments below, and I’ll update the article!Continue reading Quick look at: A cheap DIY function generator kit