Date : Mon, 02 Mar 2009 20:38:19 +0000 (GMT)
From : info@... (Sprow)
Subject: New Screen Modes with ARM7 Co-Processor?
In article <4t9oq4db3acqns9krbins2t4k36l9eq5nj@...>,
John Kortink <kortink@...> wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 14:07:59 +0000 (GMT), tommowalker@...
> >> I suppose you could put a local CRTC on the copro and do some fun
> >> things that way - turn your beeb into some kind of CAD station...
> >Some of the later A500 copros had VIDC chips on, I suspect that would
> >be usable (otherwise why would they have bothered?).
> something like non-interlaced DVI output of the
> existing modes would be neat.
I thought about something like that a while ago, Chrontel have a number of
frame buffer -> DVI on-a-chip parts that looked suitable. I forget now why I
stopped looking, maybe the data needed to be delivered faster than it could
be sucked out of the beeb's RAM,