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4 inch Character Height

7-segment LED Information Board


Users Guide
2004-2008 Sure Electronics Inc. DE-DP004-Ver1.0
4 inch Character Height
7-segment LED Information Board
Users Guide
2004-2008 Sure Electronics Inc.
Table of contents
Chapter1.Overview and Main Feature.............................................................................. 1
1-1. Overview.................................................................................................................... 1
1-2. Part Layout.................................................................................................................. 2
1-3. Main Feature ............................................................................................................. 3
Chapter2.Hardware Detail .................................................................................................... 4
2-1. Schematic ................................................................................................................ 4
2-2. Physical Dimension ............................................................................................... 5
2-3. Circuit Diagram....................................................................................................... 5
2-4. Electric Characters................................................................................................. 6
2-5. Port Definition......................................................................................................... 7
2-5-1. 7-segment LED............................................................................................ 7
2-5-2. Shift Register Data Drive ........................................................................... 7
2-5-3. Data Ports Definition.................................................................................. 8
2-5-4. Auxiliary Power Port ...................................................................................9
2-5-5. Data Buffer................................................................................................... 9
Chapter3.Sample Codes..................................................................................................... 11
3-1. LED Segment Drive Demo Boards Schematic ............................................... 11
3-2. How to Connect Load.......................................................................................... 12
3-3. How to display data with PIC10F200 and PICC8.05 environment................ 12
Chapter4.Contact Us............................................................................................................ 15
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4 inch Character Height
7-segment LED Information Board
Users Guide
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4 inch Character Height
7-segment LED Information Board
Users Guide
2004-2008 Sure Electronics Inc.
Chapter1.Overview and Main Feature
4 digits 7segment panels are manufactured by Sure Electronics. This series includes 5
different size panels, such as 1.5 inches, 1.8 inches, 2.3 inches, 4 inches, and 7 inches
(character height). All those panels are driven by SPI like interface and all work in full static
mode. They are easy to be interfaced to any Microcontrollers. They could be widely used in
panel meters, big clocks and any other information display usage.
Sure Electronics provides series of such information boards which are supposed to reduce
your development time and make them standard. In this series, most boards are 4 digits
and static, if customer needs any special digits and special size ones, you could contact us
with the contact information at the end of this document. The 4 inch character height one is
2digit/board. The 7inch character height one is 1digit/board.
This document is used to describe how to use 4 inch character height panels.
1-1. Overview
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Overview and Main Feature
1-2. Part Layout
Figure Top Part Layout
Figure 1 Bottom Part Layout
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Overview and Main Feature
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1-3. Main Feature
1-3-1. 2 digits 7-segment 4 inches LEDs are installed on this panel, those segments are
common anode type.
1-3-2. 2*10pin interface for power serializing and data transferring, data inputs from J1
and flows out from J2.
1-3-3. A 74HC00 Nand chip is used to buffer CLK_IN and DIMM_IN control signal.
1-3-4. LED driver chips are composed of 2pcs of 74HC595, 2pcs MMBT9014 and 2pcs
of ULN2003, they are serialized to each other, the first chip receives data from
Microcontroller or the board ahead, the final chip shifts data to next boards. Data should be
clocked in from CLK_IN and DATA_IN in J1, and DIMM_IN pin should be pulled down to
enable display. ULN2003 is used to drive the cathode of those led segments.

4 inch Character Height
7-segment LED Information Board
Users Guide
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2-1. Schematic
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2-2. Physical Dimension
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2-3. Circuit Diagram
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Hardware Detail
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2-4. Electric Characters
Power Supply: DC12V (Low9V-High13V), 0.16A/pcs (Maximum), for each additional
panel, adding another 0.16A, if voltage is less than 9V, the brightness would not be
enough.
For over 2 panels, users must add auxiliary power on the auxiliary power, or the 10pin
communication port could not carry so much current.
Maximum clock freq: 1MHz, 4 boards serialized
100KHz, 20 boards serialized
If the communication speed is too high, it may cause communication problems.
Suggested Refresh Rate: Less than 10Hz if DIMM is not used. Less than 50Hz if DIMM
is used.
Drive Current/segment: 10mA +3mA/-2mA, this value may be changed based on the
production batch, and the dot uses different current.
Drive Method: Fully static.
Connection Method: 74HC595 in series, SPI like interface.
Maximum Cascade Level: 20 boards in series, clock less than 100 kHz.
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Hardware Detail
Interface Voltage Level: 4-5.5V, standard CMOS level. If you need TTL/CMOS
compatible interface in batch, please contact us but the quantity should be no less than
100pcs.
2-5. Port Definition
2-5-1. 7-segment LED
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Figure 6
2 Digits of 4 inches, common anode, high brightness red 7-segment LEDs are installed on
this board. They are marked as U1-2.
2-5-2. Shift Register Data Drive
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Hardware Detail
74HC595 is used as shift register in this board. They are U3 and U6, the parallel output of
those 74HC595 is connected to the base of ULN2003, and the collector of those ULN2003
is connected to the LED segments. CLK_OUT is driven by a buffered output from CLK_IN
with 74HC00. DATA_IN is data input pin of the first 74HC595, then all 74HC595 of
cascaded boards will be serialized. All those pins receive only CMOS signals. DIMM_IN
signal is for brightness control usage, you could add simple on/off or PWM signal on this
signal, when this signal is set to low, all segments will be lighted on if valid data is shifted out
from the 74HC595 chip. If you change the data in the 74HC595 driven chip, you should set
this pin to low in order that the hash signal will not affect the display. Of course if you want to
adjust the brightness of those LEDs, PWM signal could be applied on the DIMM_IN pin. It is
buffered with a 74HC00, and DIMM_IN signal will drive this board and next. Once you clock
in correct data through these 2 pins, and ensure that PWM signal or ON/OFF signal is
applied correctly on the DIMM_IN pin, the board will begin to display.
Correspondence between Character Codes and Character Patterns:
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Patterns
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2-5-3. Data Ports Definition
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Figure 8
2 IDC sockets are located on the board. They are data input and output interface, marked
as J1 and J2. The definition is shown in Figure 11. When the board is working separately,
connect J1 to the Microcontroller board and leave J2 open. If lots of same boards are in
series, connect next boards input to previous ones output. Then you could connect up to
CLK_IN
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Hardware Detail
20 boards in series. Notice if over 4pcs of such boards were serialized, you must add
auxiliary power cable to some boards to enhance the current transfer.
2-5-4. Auxiliary Power Port
Figure 9
There are 2 auxiliary power ports on this board. If you use less than 4pcs of such boards in
series, you could simply use a 10pin IDC flat cable to connect those boards. But if over 4
boards are connected together, you must add additional power supply to some of those
boards, or the current may be lacking. Just apply +12V to some boards on the AUX power
port. Make sure the polarity is correct.
2-5-5. Data Buffer
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Figure 10
74HC00 chip is used to buffer Clock and DIMM signal in this board. A CMOS chip is not
able to drive over 10pcs CMOS input if the cable is so long, here 74HC00 is used as NOT
gate, and 2 gates in series is a buffer.
4 inch Character Height
7-segment LED Information Board
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Chapter3.Sample Codes
3-1. LED Segment Drive Demo Boards Schematic
DE-DP004-Ver1.0-page 11
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3-2. How to Connect Load
10 Pin IDC Flat Cable
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DC 12V,1A Input
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(1) DIP switch only has the 3 ways as shown above to work; any other switching ways are
prohibited.
(2) Users shouldnt change the voltage while LED Segment Drive Demo Board is working. It
is only allowed to change it before applying the current.
3-3. How to display data with PIC10F200 and PICC8.05 environment
Source code is shown below,
#include <pic.h>
__CONFIG(UNPROTECT&MCLRDIS&WDTDIS); //Configure Word
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Sample Codes
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#define Fuc_key GP3
#define DIMM GP2
#define CLK GP1
#define DATA GP0
unsigned char disp_data;
unsigned char key_pressed,last_key_pressed;
unsigned char Value;
unsigned char time;
//The total of cathode
const unsigned char Digital_TAB[] =
{0xff,0xfc,0x60,0xda,0xf2,0x66,0xb6,0xbe,0xe0,0xfe,0xf6,
0x80,0x40,0x20,0x10,0x08,0x04,0x02,0x01};
void change(void);
void LED_data(void);
void LED_display(void);
void delay_2ms(void)
{
unsigned char i, j, k;
for(i = 0; i < 5; i++)
{
for(j = 0; j < 200; j++)
k--;
}
}
void change(void)
{
key_pressed=Fuc_key;
if((key_pressed==0)&(last_key_pressed==1))
{
delay_2ms();
if(key_pressed==0)
{
disp_data++;
if(disp_data==19)disp_data=0;
}
}
last_key_pressed=key_pressed;
}
void LED_data(void)
{
unsigned char i;
for(i = 0; i <19; i++)
{
if(i==disp_data){Value = Digital_TAB[i];}
}
Sample Codes
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}
void LED_display(void)
{
unsigned char i;
unsigned char U;
U=Value;
for(i = 0;i < 8; i++)
{
DATA = U & 0x01;
CLK = 0;
CLK = 1;
U = U>>1;
}
U=Value;
for(i = 0;i < 8; i++)
{
DATA = U & 0x01;
CLK = 0;
CLK = 1;
U = U>>1;
}
CLK = 0;
CLK = 1;
}
void main(void)
{
OSCCAL=0;
TRIS = 0b11111000;
OPTION=0b11011111;
while(1)
{
change();
LED_data();
DIMM = 1;
LED_display();
DIMM = 0; //Activelow Output Enable
delay_2ms();
}
}
4 inch Character Height
7-segment LED Information Board
Users Guide
2004-2008 Sure Electronics Inc.
Chapter4.Contact Us
Sure Electronics Co., Ltd.
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China
Tel: +8613601408832
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