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sk23
New Contributor II
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Supported LCD display for Intel Edison

Hi ,

I Want to connect normal monitor to Intel Edison board for display.

What are the supported monitors.what are the converter we need to use.

USB to HDMI ,HDMI to VGA,HDMI to DVI converter will work for Intel Edison ?

Please provide supported converters and LCD.

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RRobe17
New Contributor I
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The Intel Edison is designed to operate as a headless device. It was not and is not designed with the thought of having a monitor attached.

However, as with everything in the maker world, it seems someone is working on a solution. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbHo9B7Jbp4 Intel Edison Video Output External Display using Display Link - YouTube

FIvan
New Contributor I
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You can connect a small display that has the SPI interface and is supported by the Linux framebuffer module fbtft. The SPI interface is one of the fastest on the Intel Edison.

You can't connect a big display because the Edison module has no GPU.

Here is my OLED display playing a video.

http://hobby.farit.ru/linux-framebuffer-fbtft-with-dma-for-intel-edison/ Linux Framebuffer fbtft with SPI DMA for Intel Edison | Hobby

sk23
New Contributor II
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Hi ,

I gone through the youtube link previously , but i have a doubt what type of lcd supported for Intel Edison. Any General LCD will work for Edison ?

using external display(youtube link). we need Three modules Like Usb Hub,display link and USB OTG.

we need three modules it is costly again.Is there any one module are you suggesting for external display ?

Proposed SPI oled also very difficult to connect on board. there is no header on LCD .

Do we have any Oled that contain headers to connect any Intel Arduino expansion board.

FIvan
New Contributor I
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Why would you use the Edison with an external video adapter when there are more suitable products with a built-in GPU?

This one has the Atom too http://www.up-board.org/ Up Board | Power Up Your Ideas!

There are some expansion boards with LCD displays. https://github.com/notro/fbtft/wiki/LCD-Modules LCD Modules · notro/fbtft Wiki · GitHub

Though, you have to figure out how to rewire them to use the 1.8V SPI interface of the Edison instead of the typical 3.3V one.

RRobe17
New Contributor I
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Again, you are attempting to get the device to do something outside its original scope, as we have pointed out, if you need a display, perhaps you should look at other devices that meet your requirements.

You have been provided 2 ways that it can be done, you concern is easy to use and cost. As you can see, forcing a device to do sothing outside its designed limits will have a cost and a difficulty associated.

IMHO your requirements indicate the Edison might not be the best choice for your project.

idata
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RMund1
Beginner
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Its not outside of the scope of an Arduino with no native gui or video out to run a small tft shield. Why is it unreasonable to get an Edison to run one on the Arduino breakout board?

What nuances are different that cause simple Arduino code for a display shield not to work on this device? I agree there are other devices with video already in them, possibly better suited ... possibly costing more overall when you need other features the Edison has that they don't ...

sk23
New Contributor II
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Hi ,

I tried USB to HDMI.Not worked for me.

For external display to intel edison using display link, this will enable to use of HDMI, DVI, or VGA.

This also requires a custom kernel. I have to compiled the kernel for KVM support.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbHo9B7Jbp4 Intel Edison Video Output External Display using Display Link - YouTube

Can you explain custom kernel compilation with KVM ? and What is KVM ?

RRobe17
New Contributor I
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I have to assume that google is broken for you. ITs one thing to ask questions, its another to have people do your research for you.

http://wiki.qemu.org/KVM KVM - QEMU

idata
Community Manager
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Hi,

 

 

Do you still need assistance with this case?

 

 

-Sergio

 

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