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Some videos that may be of interest to readers:
 
Some videos that may be of interest to readers:
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsmY4OGWLJA Android on E-Ink using am300epd/broadsheetfb]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsmY4OGWLJA Android on E-Ink using am300epd/broadsheetfb]
 
  
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgNgQ6CMBfU Midori-webkit-gtk on E-Ink using OE Angstrom as the base]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgNgQ6CMBfU Midori-webkit-gtk on E-Ink using OE Angstrom as the base]
 
  
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4WBdagDgSg Fennec on E-Ink using OE Angstrom as the base]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4WBdagDgSg Fennec on E-Ink using OE Angstrom as the base]
  
 
Note, there is a different effort done by a company called Moto Labs [http://labs.moto.com/android-meets-e-ink/ Android Beyond the Phone] . That development is not related and is not similar at all. That design does not talk to E-Ink directly, instead it uses a USB connection to an XScale CPU. In contrast, BeagleEPD is intended for direct interfacing so that only the BeagleBoard and the E-Ink display controller are needed.
 
Note, there is a different effort done by a company called Moto Labs [http://labs.moto.com/android-meets-e-ink/ Android Beyond the Phone] . That development is not related and is not similar at all. That design does not talk to E-Ink directly, instead it uses a USB connection to an XScale CPU. In contrast, BeagleEPD is intended for direct interfacing so that only the BeagleBoard and the E-Ink display controller are needed.

Revision as of 00:36, 15 February 2009

BeagleBoard E-Ink Platform Driver is a port of am300epd.c (a platform driver for the Broadsheet E-Ink display controller on mach-pxa) over to the BeagleBoard, and an open design for an interface adapter board that allows the beagleboard expansion header to be connected to the beagleEPD interface board that contains the Broadsheet controller that controls the E-Ink panel.

Currently, am300epd.c and broadsheetfb.c have been merged into the Arm tree. See the patch info.

The next step for BeagleEPD is the completion of the interface board design and then to start work on beagleepd.c which will be the am300epd.c port for the Beagle board.

Code for BeagleEPD will be under the same GPL license as am300epd and will be posted to the arm mailing list during development as was done for am300epd.c. Links will be added here as it progresses. The design for the interface board will be under a creative commons license that will be determined. The schematic is currently being designed using Protel but will be published in PDF format only.

Some videos that may be of interest to readers:

Android on E-Ink using am300epd/broadsheetfb

Midori-webkit-gtk on E-Ink using OE Angstrom as the base

Fennec on E-Ink using OE Angstrom as the base

Note, there is a different effort done by a company called Moto Labs Android Beyond the Phone . That development is not related and is not similar at all. That design does not talk to E-Ink directly, instead it uses a USB connection to an XScale CPU. In contrast, BeagleEPD is intended for direct interfacing so that only the BeagleBoard and the E-Ink display controller are needed.