[NTLK] eMate screen specs

Victor Rehorst victor at chuma.org
Tue Jun 7 09:48:11 EDT 2016


The N2 Platform Overview document has some information:

http://www.unna.org/unna/apple/documentation/n2platform/n2-overview.pdf

Page 4 notes that the PS-7010 handles the LCD, which are STN single or 
dual-scan with 16 levels of grey, and that it is connected via a 20-pin 
connector.  No idea if there's a standard pin-out for those.  I'd bet 
dollars to donuts that the screen was made by Sharp, since they did all 
of the manufacturing for the Newton line.

Page 28 has some information about the resistive touchscreen interface.

On 23/05/16 09:29 AM, Abraham Limpo wrote:
> Hello fellow newtonians!
>
> I have an eMate whose main board failed (i think due to power adapter
> misshaps) but the screen apparently is working ok.
>
> I have one of those mini-computers-on-a-stick (like a raspberry pi zero)
> and I was thinking of making a sort of frankenstein and keep the screen and
> the keyboard but replace the logic board by a more modern one.
>
> My plan is to make a custom circuit that replaces the keyboard baseboard
> and adds a connector to interface the screen with the computer board.
>
> The thing is, I haven't found much info on the screen itself and I don't
> have the means to reverse engineer the hardware, so I was wondering if
> someone has any info on what the screen cable pinout is.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Abraham
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