# VGAX49

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## Contents

## Features[edit]

- Digital VGA adapter
- 16-bit digital video
- 5:6:5 (R:G:B) mapping (maximum)
- 2:2:2 (R:G:B) mapping (option)

- Uses summing resistors
- DB-15F connector
- 49x49mm ODAS form factor
- Mounting holes

## Connectors[edit]

### J1 - Digital Connections[edit]

### P1 - VGA connector[edit]

## Simulation[edit]

- Each color is independently driven and can be considered individually
- Critical design criteria is output voltage and current capability of the driving part
- Use common value, 5% resistors
- Each resistor is about 2X the value of the previous resistor
- 1V is drive level for VGA specification
- VGA presents a 75 Ohm load
- 1V at 75 Ohms is 13.3 mA

- Series resistors present a voltage divider between the resistors on the card and the VGA load
- The resistor with the smallest resistance value has larger current from the source device pin
- Current switches from source to sink depending on the voltages on the other resistors
- Each resistor is 2X the value of the previous resistor
- Too much effort is put into using precision resistors - the human eye is not that picky

## VGA - Ideal Drive 2:2:2 Case[edit]

- 3.3V driver requires less than 8 mA
- Configure FPGAs output as 3.3V LVTTL and 8mA drive current

- Ideal case drive current
- Full scale video = 0.7V
- VGA Termination resistor = 75 Ohms
- 0.7V into 75 Ohms = 9.33 mA

- R-2R values
- Ideal resistor values are 417.9 ohms and 835.7 ohms
- Standard value 1% resistors
- 1% standard values are:
- R1 = 422 (Mouser) Ohms
- R2 = 845 (Mouser) Ohms
- Get closest values
- 0V, 0.228V, 0.460V, 0.693V

- Voltage steps are:

- Current steps are:

### 5:6:5 Resistor Simulation[edit]

- Assumptions
- 3.3V Drive out of FPGA
- 8 mA max drive current (typical FPGA drive current)

- Using common value, 5% resistors
- Model most significant bit resistor as 1/2 the full scale voltage (0.7V) single resistor value
- 75 Ohm terminator in monitor
- 0.7V at 75 Ohms = 9.33mA
- Series resistor - single resistor value is (3.3V-0.7V)/9.33mA is 278.6 Ohms
- First resistor is 2x 278.57 = 557.1 Ohms
- Each resistor is 2x the previous resistor
- Simulation uses the same 4 value steps (real case would have 2^5 or 2^6 steps)
- Voltage steps

- Current steps