I'm working already with my new DMD Multicolor for pinball real and pinball virtual. This is the new DMDMK64, with a new and different hardware, based on a Kinetis MK64 microcontroller (also may be with the faster MK66). I said time ago I was to develop it, and this is already time to do it.
This will be FULL hardware and firmware developed by me, so no more dependencies from third party firmware, I will update and support ALL. I have many new ideas I will advertise as soon as ready.
These pictures attached are about the protoboard I have assemble with Teensy 3.5, this just install same procesor a MK64, so perfect to may do first tests, all was ok runing DMD.RGB firm. So probably this weekend I will send to manufacturer my new board DMDMK64, and first prototype will be available in 10-15 days. I have also Teensy 3.6 with MK66 but this need add some buffers to support 5 volt data signals.
DMDMK64 will install a TSOP48 2 Gigabit NAND Flash chip (SPANSION S34ML02G100TFI000) to store advanced colored full game frame by frame, and my idea will be provide games ready to work full colored. About firmware, current support all real pinball except Capcom and Spike, first I want add suport for Capcom and Sega 192*64, next add KeyFrame and provide Editor to may colorize by animation and finally advanced color frame by frame. I'm already working with original CPUs Capcom/SEga and my Logic Analizer to capture data signals to know how work and may add to firmware.
I must work yet with final desing of my board, probably I will remove the RS232 port, battery holder and topper connector, because I have better ideas to do a good Topper. Probably I will replace WIFI by Bluetooth BLE and will add one more RF module for special features. I will advertise detail features as soon as I have the first prototype here working, I think in about 10-15 days.
These microcontrollers have a very special feature, may read/write a SD card with a fast 4 bit parallel bus, so faster than a conventional SPI SD card (like use Discovery based products), so may be I may use it to store full colorizations by game, frame by frame. At any rate will install optional the 2 Gigabit NAND Flash chip to store full colorizations.
As soon as first firmware version is available I will upload all to this Github site; https://github.com/pinballsp
New DMD also will install a new frame with better machining, in black MATE, and optional an amber filter to improve contrast and hide leds. Also I will release a topper, but I will speak about it when ready first prototype, absolutely different to ideas that promote Discovery based product, so no serial port, no mirror connection and no options in main board but in topper board that probably will be based on Raspberry Pi instead of a microcontroller, for better features.