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  1. #1
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    VFD reference info in SlimServer 6.1.1

    This is obviously low priority, but I was looking
    at the Technical Information section in SlimServer
    and the "Data sheet for the display hardware
    (PDF)" is obviously outdated. I'd say it was for
    the SliMP3. It's 2 X 40 and looking through
    www.noritake-itron.com it appears to have been
    superseded by the CU40025SCPB-W6A and CU40025SCPB-W6J.

    The 320 X 24 X 2 display used in the Squeezebox
    must be either the GU320X24x2-300 or the
    GU320X24x2-301.

    BTW if you request PDFs of their modules you get
    entered into a draw for some nice chinaware.
    That's right, Noritake also make chinaware. My
    Mom talks about them. I guess they also make VFDs
    because they're good at making glass?

    Just a silly thing, doesn't affect operation and
    it's low-priority, but it's obviously seriously
    outdated information. The "Character set for the
    display hardware (GIF)" is from the same document too.

    I'll look around the bug section and file a
    lowest-priority bug, although it's not a bug per
    se. Still, if the information is to be included
    it should be current so it can actually apply to
    the hardware used. Otherwise it should be
    removed, although it's nice to see it as it fits
    with Slim's open concept.

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    VFD reference info in SlimServer 6.1.1

    The data sheet was indeed for the display module used in SLIMP3 and
    the non-graphics version of Squeezebox1. The datasheet was included
    to document the protocol to the display controller built in to that
    module. We got permission from Noritake to include them with our
    software.

    The graphic Squeezebox1 used a 280x16 display glass module from
    Noritake with custom hardware and software developed by us to drive it.

    Similarly, Squeezebox2/3 use a greyscale 320x32 display with a more
    sophisticated hardware/software interface.

    The data sheets for this glass aren't of much use unless you are
    building hardware, so we never bothered to get permission to post them.




    On Oct 31, 2005, at 12:00 PM, Mark Lanctot wrote:

    > This is obviously low priority, but I was looking
    > at the Technical Information section in SlimServer
    > and the "Data sheet for the display hardware
    > (PDF)" is obviously outdated. I'd say it was for
    > the SliMP3. It's 2 X 40 and looking through
    > www.noritake-itron.com it appears to have been
    > superseded by the CU40025SCPB-W6A and CU40025SCPB-W6J.
    >
    > The 320 X 24 X 2 display used in the Squeezebox
    > must be either the GU320X24x2-300 or the
    > GU320X24x2-301.
    >
    > BTW if you request PDFs of their modules you get
    > entered into a draw for some nice chinaware.
    > That's right, Noritake also make chinaware. My
    > Mom talks about them. I guess they also make VFDs
    > because they're good at making glass?
    >
    > Just a silly thing, doesn't affect operation and
    > it's low-priority, but it's obviously seriously
    > outdated information. The "Character set for the
    > display hardware (GIF)" is from the same document too.
    >
    > I'll look around the bug section and file a
    > lowest-priority bug, although it's not a bug per
    > se. Still, if the information is to be included
    > it should be current so it can actually apply to
    > the hardware used. Otherwise it should be
    > removed, although it's nice to see it as it fits
    > with Slim's open concept.
    >
    > --
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    >
    >
    > Mark Lanctot
    > ___________________________________
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

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    VFD reference info in SlimServer 6.1.1

    Cool, thanks Dean. I'll leave it alone.

    dean blackketter wrote:
    > The data sheet was indeed for the display module

    used in SLIMP3 and the
    > non-graphics version of Squeezebox1. The datasheet

    was included to
    > document the protocol to the display controller

    built in to that
    > module. We got permission from Noritake to include

    them with our
    > software.
    >
    > The graphic Squeezebox1 used a 280x16 display glass

    module from
    > Noritake with custom hardware and software developed

    by us to drive it.
    >
    > Similarly, Squeezebox2/3 use a greyscale 320x32

    display with a more
    > sophisticated hardware/software interface.
    >
    > The data sheets for this glass aren't of much use

    unless you are
    > building hardware, so we never bothered to get

    permission to post them.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On Oct 31, 2005, at 12:00 PM, Mark Lanctot wrote:
    >
    >> This is obviously low priority, but I was looking
    >> at the Technical Information section in SlimServer
    >> and the "Data sheet for the display hardware
    >> (PDF)" is obviously outdated. I'd say it was for
    >> the SliMP3. It's 2 X 40 and looking through
    >> www.noritake-itron.com it appears to have been
    >> superseded by the CU40025SCPB-W6A and

    CU40025SCPB-W6J.
    >>
    >> The 320 X 24 X 2 display used in the Squeezebox
    >> must be either the GU320X24x2-300 or the
    >> GU320X24x2-301.
    >>
    >> BTW if you request PDFs of their modules you get
    >> entered into a draw for some nice chinaware.
    >> That's right, Noritake also make chinaware. My
    >> Mom talks about them. I guess they also make VFDs
    >> because they're good at making glass?
    >>
    >> Just a silly thing, doesn't affect operation and
    >> it's low-priority, but it's obviously seriously
    >> outdated information. The "Character set for the
    >> display hardware (GIF)" is from the same document

    too.
    >>
    >> I'll look around the bug section and file a
    >> lowest-priority bug, although it's not a bug per
    >> se. Still, if the information is to be included
    >> it should be current so it can actually apply to
    >> the hardware used. Otherwise it should be
    >> removed, although it's nice to see it as it fits
    >> with Slim's open concept.
    >>


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    Mark Lanctot, marklanctot (AT) yahoo (DOT) ca
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