Current DIN-3 ready glasses:
- StereoGraphics CrystalEyes2
- StereoGraphics CrystalEyes Wired
- ELSA Revelator wired and wireless
- Nuvision 60GX and 60GX-NSR
Please note: the H3D/eyeSCREAM IR-emitter has a DIN-3 jack, but it's not VESA-compliant! It won't work on a VGA-board with DIN-3 connector.
Current DIN-3 ready VGA-cards:
The new VESA-connectors have different electrical
specifications than older glasses-jacks! Do not connect your "old" glasses
to a VESA 3 connector through a "dumb" adaptor. You'll need an intelligent
|Connector||"old" 3.5 mm stereo connector||VESA miniDIN-3 connector|
|Systems||3DSpex, CyberShades, Cyberboy, 3D-Max, APEC, 3DTV, Sega and more...||3D-ready workstations, new 3D-accelerator boards (Hercules Stingray, Thriller etc.)|
|Glasses||dumb||intelligent or dumb+adaptor|
(drives the LCD's directly)
(can not drive the LCD's directly)
|Jack type||3.5 mm stereo jack in most cases||3-pin miniDIN jack (see pic below)|
The old glasses like 3D-Max and Sega are driven by their controllers. There's not much circuitry inside the glasses. The VESA DIN-3 connector delivers signals which can't drive the LCD's directly, there has to be some circuitry in the glasses or in an adaptor.
The signals on the VESA 3 connector should be quite similar to those on the serial port when using LCD-BIOS. So the adaptor needed to connect old glasses to the new VESA 3 jack will be quite similar to the homemade "Do it yourself" serial port adaptor (known as SEGA adaptor).
Thanks to Don Sawdai who filled me in on this.
VESA miniDIN-3 connector
"DIN" is the german counterpart to the US-american ANSI or the international
|1||+ 5V DC (secured with 750 mA)|
Some graphics board manufacturers refer to the VESA
DIN-3 connector as "Stereographics" or even "SimulEyes" port. That's not
entirely correct. The current version of the SimulEyes controller (!) can
be used by doing some "homework". Here's what Stereographics support told
|Connections for VESA mini-DIN3 stereo connector output:
pin #1 = +5 Volt DC power out
Connections for SimulEyes Controller 3.5mm connector input:
tip = +5 Volt battery power out
Unless you are experienced with electronic equipment, it is recommended
This information is provided as-is to SimulEyes customers.
SimulEyes support, StereoGraphics Corp.
We're talking about the SimulEyes controller here, not the glasses! Don't connect the SimulEyes glasses directly to the VESA connector through a "dumb" interface! Connect the glasses to the SE controller and the SE controller to the VESA DIN-3 jack!
This VESA-3 to SimulEyes controller cable thing gets me to an idea. One could connect the SimulEyes controller to the serial or parallel port, using a simple cable, thus overcoming the White-Line-Code-Problem. This is based on the premise that the TTL signal of the VESA connector is quite similar to the control signal on the ser/par port. Correct me if I'm wrong. Try at your own risk. Be careful.
The H3D IR transmitter has a miniDIN-3 connector,
but isn't compatible to the StereoGraphics/VESA-3 standard.
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