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Wanted: 8 Digit LED display

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Andrew Rich, Mar 31, 2007.

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  1. Andrew Rich

    Andrew Rich Guest

    I am looking for an LED (7 segment) style display with 8 digits.

    I am building a GPS derived clock.

    I see there is a MAXIM chip that does this, looking for one built up.

    Cheers

    Andrew
     
  2. dmm

    dmm Guest

    Farnell have got a couple 4 x 7 segment displays from LED Technology
    pn 5014890 common anode red at $17.20 each , or
    pn 5014920 common cathode green $17.80 each
    They did have more but are not stocking them anymore. These are on stock run-out.

    Tenrod in Sydney have some in various sizes (0.244",0.4" and 0.56")
    and wavelength.

    Rockby have 4x7 red Sharlight CM4-5655 F for about a dollar each
    in their surplus section.
     
  3. Brenden

    Brenden Guest

    Amiga Electronics has an 4 digit display module with onboard driver
    chips, 2 of these stuck togeather should do niclely.

    Check it out at www.amiga.com.au

    Regards,
    Brenden Ede
     
  4. MisterE

    MisterE Guest

    You will have to use multiple displays and put them together.
    I once had a 6 digit clock HH:MM:SS, I was able to light up just one of the
    7 segs at a time at a higher enough rate that the brightness was still good
    to see. This made control a lot easier as I only needed to switch 6 cathodes
    and 7 datalines.
     
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