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Newhaven Products => Graphic LCDs => Topic started by: tinkerer1359 on April 10, 2015, 02:20:40 PM

Title: Graphic Issues with Grayscale
Post by: tinkerer1359 on April 10, 2015, 02:20:40 PM
Hi again-

I've got connection and control with my RPi, but something is not right. Most likely it is my implementation of the grayscale. I adapted your examples, but when I send data (each byte 4x) I get a line through the display on the 3rd pixel level (0x04). Sending the data only once moves the line to the first pixel (0x01). Setting all the data to 0xFF shows it is data independent; only the number of times sent affects the lines' locations. Also, the "dark" pixels are not that dark, but the lines are.

I have pictures of the display with the three types of data, but have nowhere to upload it so I can link it.  :-\

The code (Python) is below. "#" are comments:
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[font=courier]import time
import smbus

bus = smbus.SMBus(1)        # Bus declaration

#=============================================================================
# I2C
#   I2C communication class
#     I2C.write(Dev, Length, Reg, Val)  - writes to a device via I2C
#     I2C.read(Dev, Length, Reg)        - reads from a device via I2C
#
#     Dev - Device I2C address, Length - "Block"|"Word"|"Byte"|"None"
#     Reg - Register address for device, Val - Value to be set in the Dev/Reg
#     http://erazor-zone.de/wiki:linux:python:smbus:doc
#     https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/i2c/smbus-protocol
#=============================================================================
class I2C(object):
  """I2C Communication Class"""
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# I2C.write
  def write(self, Dev, Length, Reg, Val):
    if Length == "Block":           #     Block - uses addressed reg, array
      bus.write_block_data(Dev, Reg, Val)
    elif Length == "Word":          #     Word  - uses addressed reg, 16-bit
      bus.write_word_data(Dev, Reg, Val)
    elif Length == "Byte":          #     Byte  - uses addressed reg, 8-bit
      bus.write_byte_data(Dev, Reg, Val)
    elif Length == "None":          #     None  - no addressed reg, 8-bit
      bus.write_quick(Dev)
    return -1
   
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# I2C.read
  def read(self, Dev, Length, Reg):
    if Length == "Block":           #     Block - uses addressed reg, array
      value = bus.read_block_data(Dev, Reg)
    elif Length == "Word":          #     Word  - uses addressed reg, 16-bit
      value = bus.read_word_data(Dev, Reg)
    elif Length == "Byte":          #     Byte  - uses addressed reg, 8-bit
      value = bus.read_byte_data(Dev, Reg)
    elif Length == "None":          #     None  - no addressed reg, 8-bit
      value = bus.read_byte(Dev)
    return value

#=============================================================================
# Main

RC = [0 for x in range(13)]                     # Initializes RC
I = I2C()
Adr  = 0x3F
Com  = 0x00
Dat  = 0x40
Page = 0xB0

I.write(Adr, "Block", Com, [0xE2, 0xAD, 0xA6])  # Reset, Display off, Rev off

I.write(Adr, "Block", Com, [0x48, 0x00, 0xA1, 0xC0, 0x44, 0x00, 0xAB, \
                            0x26, 0x81, 0x20, 0x56, 0x64])
#                                   64    A0/A1 C8/C0
#                                         1C/20
#  ^--- Partial disp duty cycle & data, ADC, SHL, Com0 reg & data, Osc on
#       Vreg register, Elec Vol & data, LCD Bias, DC/DC

time.sleep(2)
I.write(Adr, "Block", Com, [0x2C, 0x66])        # Pwr ctrl, DC/DC

time.sleep(2)
I.write(Adr, "Block", Com, [0x2E, 0x67])        # Pwr ctrl, DC/DC

time.sleep(2)
I.write(Adr, "Block", Com, [0x2F, 0xF3, 0x00, 0x96, 0x38, 0x75, 0x97])
#  ^--- Pwr ctrl, Prw save & data, FRC/PWM/EXT, Mode & data, FRC/PWM/EXT

# Fill out grayscale table
i = 0
j = 0
gs = [0x00, 0x06, 0x0B, 0x10, 0x15, 0x1A, 0x1E, 0x23, 0x27, 0x2B, \
      0x2F, 0x32, 0x35, 0x38, 0x3A, 0x3C]       # Grayscale values

for x in range(0x80, 0xC0):                     # Grayscale addresses
  i = i + 1
  I.write(0x3F, "Block", Com, [x, gs[j]])       # Send grayscale values
  if (i % 4) == 0:                              # Increment gs value every 4th
    j = j + 1

I.write(Adr, "Block", Com, [0x38, 0x74])        # Mode & data

# Open text file, read
text_file = open("/home/pi/Desktop/Python_Programs/Display1.txt", "r")

i = 0                                           # Line counter init
for line in text_file:                          # Read each line in
    thing = (line.replace("\n","")).split("\t") # Remove \n, split on tabs
    hasdata = 0                                 # Init hasdata to 0
    for atom in thing:                          # For each datum..
        if atom != '00':                        # .. if real data..
            hasdata = 1                         # .. flag hasdata
            break                               # .. cancel loop
    if hasdata == 1:                            # If line contains data..
        RC[i] = thing                           # .. Add line to RC
        i = i + 1                               # .. Inc line count
text_file.close()                               # Close file

for i in range(13):                             # For all rows
    for j in range(160):                        # For all columns
        # Set row, column
        I.write(Adr, "Block", Com, [Page, 0x10 + j//16, j%16])
       
        # Write data
        I.write(Adr, "Block", Dat, [0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF])
#        I.write(Adr, "Block", Dat, [0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00])
#        I.write(Adr, "Block", Dat, [int(RC[i][j],16)])
#        I.write(Adr, "Block", Dat, [int(RC[i][j],16), int(RC[i][j],16), \
#                                    int(RC[i][j],16), int(RC[i][j],16)])
    Page = Page + 1                             # Increment page

I.write(Adr, "Block", Com, [0xAF])[/font]

The "I.write(...)" lines at the bottom are the different data trials I have used. The current selected outputs 0xFF four times per byte. Real data are in the lines with the "RC"

Please help me understand how the grayscale SHOULD be used, as I obviously am doing something wrong.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Graphic Issues with Grayscale
Post by: tinkerer1359 on April 14, 2015, 03:58:35 PM
I've narrowed the problem somewhat. In the examples, the page and starting column are sent followed by 160 x 4 bytes of data and grayscale information. Unfortunately, the library calls I am trying to use limit the data package to 32 bytes. I attempted in my original code to set the column each time through so I would only have to send the 4 grayscale bytes of data (all the same for black). This method does not seem to work, and I do not see why.

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for i in range(13):                             # For all rows
    for j in range(160):                        # For all columns
        # Set row, column
        I.write(Adr, "Block", Com, [Page, 0x10 + j//16, j%16])
       
        # Write data
        I.write(Adr, "Block", Dat, [int(RC[i][j],16), int(RC[i][j],16), \
                                    int(RC[i][j],16), int(RC[i][j],16)])
    Page = Page + 1                             # Increment page

Anyone out there with suggestions on how to set the page and column each time a column of data (4 bytes for grayscale) is sent?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Graphic Issues with Grayscale
Post by: tinkerer1359 on April 22, 2015, 03:31:01 PM
Here are the pictures of the display:

Sending screen data 4x (note black lines on 3rd pixel - 0%00000100):
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/rgrunwell/Screen1_zpsv6yyuavu.jpg)

Sending screen data 1x (note black lines on 1st pixel - 0%00000001):
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/rgrunwell/Screen2_zpsxwcwrt8f.jpg)

Sending 0xFF 4x (note black lines on 3rd pixel - 0%00000100):
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a241/rgrunwell/All On_zpsk0xo0mlj.jpg)