willrandship
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Re: Making use of the DSI port

Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:09 am

I've been looking, and I'm unable to find some answers to questions I have about the DSI connector, and how I would go about using it. I was hoping someone here could help with that.

1. I read on wikipedia that DSI uses LVDS for signaling: Does that mean I can use whatever LVDS monitor I want? I have a few laptops and such lying around that I could use if that's the case, which brings me to another question:

2. I have a screen with a wire connector coming off, that I'm pretty sure is LVDS, but it has 20 wires where the RPi only has 15. Confusion ensues.

Thanks in advance.

EricMiddleton
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Re: Making use of the DSI port

Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:09 am

LVDS actually refers to the type of electrical signals that the wires use, not what kind of data is sent though them. LCD panels that use the so-called 'LVDS' connector actually use the FPD link. It is not compatible with DSI. You can buy a DSI screen or make/buy a converter.

We talked about it a lot here. Good luck.

willrandship
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Re: Making use of the DSI port

Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:45 am

Well, that's about twice as much information as I had before! Thanks!

willrandship
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Re: Making use of the DSI port

Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:34 am

The phone LCDs in that thread look very promising. I think I'll hold off until I get a Pi. The information shouldn't take long to get out from there.

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