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mmontalvo

Is it possible to add, through hardware, a buffer in between the arduino board and the display?

Tom Carpenter

You could do yeah. You would need something very quick though, and it would have to be programmable. Something like a small FPGA chip would work well.
~Tom~

mmontalvo

I have no experience with FPGAs. Do you a recommendation on a FPGA chip with a breakout board that would be suitable to learn the basics?

Tom Carpenter

I'm not really sure, I have never used FPGAs. I did once try to learn Verilog, the language used by Altera for their FPGA chips. I found this tutorial a great starting point:
http://www.asic-world.com/verilog/verilog_one_day1.html
And the IDE for Altera FPGAs:
https://www.altera.com/download/software/quartus-ii-we
(This is the free stripped down version of it)
~Tom~

Far-seeker

Papilio is the closest thing I've found to an "Arduino Project" for FPGAs.

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