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'[OT] 7 segment multiplexed digits'
I ended up with a dual digit module of a 7 segment display from Digikey
and it's got multiplexed pins.
Is there a general scheme for figuring out the data control lines on this or
otherwise how can I learn to use it? I don't know the manufacturer off hand
to look up spec sheets so I was wondering if someone offhand knew how to use
multiplexed led displays.
Right now I don't know what any of the pins do. Don't even know where the
common connection is.
This is a COMMON CATODE (ground) green unit. LDD-C402NI from Lumex.
Take a look at the pdf file:
This unit is *not* multiplexed, to do it you need to connect same
segment pins together, as pin 15 to 10, 13 to 12 and so on (see
picture), exception to pins 4 and 5 that is the common catode pis, those
two pins would be your "select digit" connected to two transistors to
ground, and your pic would select which digit would lite.
Common catode units are not the "best" to multiplex with a PIC, since
the display will need "positive" level drive at the segments, while
microcontrollers have the great ability to sink more current than drive
I have a similar problem.... 4 digit, 7 segment LDC display from Jameco (Item
17110). No data, no brand on it, no makings anywhere -- nothing but the pretty
LCD display and it's 40 pins.... If you find anything, please let me know
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