Some of you are keen to hear an update. We haven't a lot of news, but you need to be kept informed, so here is what we do have.
The Good News
The good news is that we have seen a photo of the driver board. It's a rather poor quality phone shot, but it looks like what we specified. Everything seems to be in the right place. I'm not going to tease you. Here it is...
The Bad News
The bad news is that it's not in my hands, or even in this country yet. So I haven't had a chance to test it. I hope to have a working driver board in my possession within a week or so. They're working on the software this week.
Once I have it, I'll take some better photos and show you what it looks like properly.
The other thing which changed is, that, in order for there to be a second HDMI port, the composite pads had to be deleted. There were a few of you who wanted this, but the designers said we couldn't have both. Sorry about that. The second HDMI port is a 'killer feature' of this board, so it wasn't a tough choice.
The above prototype has a VGA port, but the final version will just have the pads, so you could add one yourself if you needed it. Presumably they put one on to check that it works.
Hardware is Hard
I'm disappointed that it's all taking too long, but people keep telling me that this is quite normal for a hardware project, and it's more important to get it right.
I'm 'holding fire' with the survey until we have a working driver board. I thought we'd have one by now.
Thank you for bearing with us. We hope to have the working board in our possession quite soon and then I'll make a video.
All the best and have a good week-end
Alex & Dave http://hdmipi.com @hdmipi