Another new LCDHype VFD driver to support the Futaba M18ST05B display. This display can be found in some Medion Computers like the MD8800. It offers two lines á 16 characters and some more symbols. Some symbols offer different grayscale levels and some can be animated. A small 9×7 dots area in the middle of the symbol space can used to show any graphic needed. Due to this feature, this LCDHype driver offers graphic and text possibilities at the same time. Both sections in the script editor are enabled to support this. But sadly there is no support for user definable characters.
I created a small documentation of all commands I found by try&error. This is not an official documentation by Futaba. Read, understand and accept the disclaimer on the first pages.
> Futaba M18ST05 v18.104.22.168 18.02.2011 (binary)
Datasheet (not official!)
> Futaba M18ST05BA Display protocol v1.0