TV output circuits

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TV output circuits

Post by bismark0610 » Mon Jul 14, 2003 7:27 pm

I want to learn about interfacing a microcontroller to a tv screen but I dont know anything about this. Can anyone give me a starting point ( websites, books, etc.). Thanks.

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Re: TV output circuits

Post by analogee » Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:33 pm

Well, I suppose you could do worse than to pick up an old copy of Don Lancaster's classic "TV Typewriter Cookbook".<p>TV Typewriter Cookbook - available at for under $5<p>Not that this book presents the easiest or most modern approach if you actually want to build this, but I think the theory would be beneficial. You said you wanted to "learn", right?<p>Regards,
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Re: TV output circuits

Post by Mike » Tue Jul 15, 2003 6:26 am

I can't help you with the learning part, but try the MAX4455 from Maxim They will send a free sample. It is a chip that can display text and graphics on a tv screen on top of a picture in 16 shades of gray. I would assume that it could be controlled by a microcontroller, but am not sure. <p>-Mike

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Re: TV output circuits

Post by Tommy volts » Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:32 am

Take a look at some of the articles at the site below . Some of the articles show how to build a system to play pong and other simple games with a PIC16C84 interfaced to a television. <p>tv output

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