Human Interface Devices (HID) are supported in the “headful/headed” (viz. headless) version of Windows 10 IoT. Anything that takes users input for an app is an HID device, and can include devices such as screens that provide feedback to the user. Traditional HID devices are the mouse and keyboard, whereas gaming devices such as joystick, XBox controller and steering wheel are also HID devices. A barcode scanner or credit scanner are also be HID devices, A system with just a few push buttons to control it has those pushbuttons as a trivial HID. Technically the HID protocol was developed as a protocol for the USB-HID class such that devices that conform to that class do not need a specific driver.
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Whilst the Raspberry Pi 2 has extensibility through GPIO, I2C, SPI and Single wire, the main interface for adding off-the-shelf peripherals is via USB. Unlike the desktop, there is though only a limited set of USB peripherals that can be used on the RPI2 running Windows 10 IoT in the first release. This series of articles looks at what is available and what the overarching issues are. The first Article is “Connected Devices”
"Microsoft has finally joined the mini PC craze, introducing a Windows-compatible development board dubbed Sharks Cove."
I guess that they should have specified, say, an I4 which is 2 core + hyperthreading.
As previous, I purchased an 8.4” LVDS display from ICOP, the kit manufacturer. In this article I cover getting the display working working. There were some issues for which I am got great support from ICOP in resolving.
Display: LCD-AU084-U-SET with touch / LCD-AU084-SET without touch
Target System: Vortex86DX- Spark Kit .. in enclosure. This has VDX-6326-256 single board computer
The display was mounted on the top of the box using some plastic mounts. This required routing of the LVDS and the backlight signals through the lid. The backlight circuitry was mounted internally on the lid.
The LVDS cable is provided with the kit. The connects to the top left of the display and to J31 on the board.
The short backlight power cable is fixed to the bottom left of the board. This connects to the supplied backlight power supply.
The backlight part number is QF38V6.4
The backlight requires a 12V supply that is not avail ...
This is a "how-to" on using a USB touch panel with an LVDS LCD panel. In paticular it covers using the touch panel available from ICOP for the 8.4" display as supplied by ICOP and used with the embedded Spark kit.
I wanted to attach an LCD touch screen to the top of the kit. The lid has a diagonal of about nine inches (22cm) so a 6, 7 or 8 inch screen will do.
The options are:
A portable LCD screen unit with a VGA interface such as:
An LVDS LCD display such as:
(From ICOP) http://www.icop.com.tw/pdList.aspx?c=120&pid=2
A TFT Flat Panel Display such as:
The first type is simplest as it requires no internal changes to the box. These are priced at about $A400 upwards.
The second type is more integrated into the system. The Vortex86DX-Spark Kit has an LVDS socket on the processor board.
The third type is even more integrated into the ...
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