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Intro to the F40D-PB
« on: January 29, 2019, 10:51:58 AM »
The F40D-PB was designed to leverage the power of a PocketBeagle to drive ws2811 pixels.  The PocketBeagle is a smaller version of a BeagleBone Black that strips off a bunch of functionality (like HDMI ports, eMMC, etc...), but still provides the same PRU's, SD card, etc...

F40D-PB Capabilities:
  • 10 differential outputs for driving strings of ws281x pixels.   Each string can have 750 pixels (for 40fps)(power injection required) or even more pixels at slower frame rates.
  • Starting with FPP 3.0, the F40D-PB also supports the new "SmartReceivers"  from https://www.pixelcontroller.com/store/index.php?id_product=56&controller=product
  • 2 of the differential outputs can be configured to provide DMX or PixelNet outputs.
  • On board Real Time Clock
  • On board temperature sensors
  • 4 pin I2C header for adding OLED status display
Requirements:
  • SD card with the latest FPP image
  • USB network adapter, either Wifi or Ethernet, that is supported by Linux.
Supported FPP Versions:
F40D-PB support was added to FPP 2.7.0.

Availability:
F40D-PB is available from https://kulplights.com/product/f40d-pb/
« Last Edit: July 31, 2019, 11:59:19 AM by dkulp »

jeremy0203

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Re: Intro to the F40D-PB
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 07:30:59 PM »
Haha and here I was working on this.

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Re: Intro to the F40D-PB
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 05:50:22 PM »
@dkulp what are the dimensions of this board?


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Re: Intro to the F40D-PB
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 06:26:11 PM »
@dkulp what are the dimensions of this board?



99.695mm tall by 82.550mm wide.   


If possible, I keep the dimensions below 10cm each direction cause the cost per board generally jumps a fair amount if you go over 10cm. 




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Re: Intro to the F40D-PB
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 06:44:39 PM »
Count me in. I love the F8PB, but ended up using the expansions due to PB port sensitivity. 


Maybe i'll finish up my radiation treatments early enough to get back on that documentation.

 

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