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June 26, 2012   Posted by: Dr. Ace Jeangle

We start selling BeagleBone cape for LCD with LVDS interface

Finally, we finished with all tests and are ready to present our new LCD cape for BeagleBone.

BeagleBone LCD cape

We will sell it as a separate assembled PCB ($34.99) to connect to any of your LCD with LVDS interface, and also as a plug-and-play bundle ($134.99) with our 10″ 1024×600 LCD with capacitive touchscreen and ambient light sensor. Here is photo of bundle in action:

BeagleBone LCD cape in action

Selling will start first week of July. First 10 buyers will get 10% discount. Follow us on Twitter to be among first buyers: Follow @ChalkElec

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June 12, 2012   Posted by: Dr. Ace Jeangle

Problem with artifacts on Pandaboard ES

UPDATED 3-Jul-2012 with more simple instruction, thanks to our customer Mark!

Some of our customers found that running our v2 board on Pandaboard ES gives some artifacts on LCD picture. You can notice on below photo that pixel rows are shifted on contrast areas (black text on white background).

Artifacts on Pandaboard ES

The same board has no artifacts running on Beagleboard, Beagleboard-xM, and original Pandaboard. To solve this problem you have to remove resistor R85 on PandaBoard-ES (second counting from the bottom in block C) and put 0 Ohm resistor or just put solder drop to short both pads.

R85 location on Pandaboard ES

That’s all, now artifacts should gone and you will have clear picture on Pandaboard ES.

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April 6, 2012   Posted by: Dr. Ace Jeangle

Out for short holidays to Italy

I will be out of office from 7th till 16th of April. Will go to italy (Rome and Venice) for short trip. Really need to have some rest to be prepared for announce of our new boards that we will introduce end of this month. Will answer all your technical questions after coming back. Orders will be processed and order related questions will be answered as usually by our Sales department.


UPDATE: Just returned back to office. Will work to answer your emails and questions now.

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March 21, 2012   Posted by: Dr. Ace Jeangle

We have new parcel box

New parcel box We have new box design, and will use it for all shippings starting from today. It looks very nice and it has one important advantage over old box – its “volumetric weight” is 1 kg only (compare to 2 kg of old box!) As a result, we decreased DHL shipping cost accordingly.

Excerpt from DHL website: the volumetric weight of a shipment is a calculation that reflects the density of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight. The volumetric or dimensional weight is calculated and compared with the actual weight of the shipment to ascertain which is greater; the higher weight is used to calculate the shipment cost.

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