The Uber Driver is our latest incarnation - faster, more memory, more fonts. So you can run super big displays (5x4 LDP-6432 LED panels anyone? No dramas!) and utilise super big fonts and fast scrolling.
LED Matrix Displays (LED panels) are a fantastic way of displaying large amounts of information.
However, if they are of any reasonable size tend to have fairly simple driving circuitry, which keeps the cost down but does mean you need to actually refresh the panel many times a second.
Not fun if your microcontroller spends all its time simply updating the display.
This driver board does all the updating for you and not only that, allows you to give powerful graphics, text and scrolling commands over a simple TTL serial interface.
The driver board can be used as a "backpack" to slim displays like the LDP-6408 and LDP-8008 and is pre-assembled with firmware pre-loaded.
All that is required is for you to solder the appropriate connectors.
A 0.1" backpack female backpack header and terminal blocks are included.
You will need a TTL serial connection to your PC if you want to update the firmware in the future.
Description: Uber LED Matrix Display Driver board
Hackability: 100% (full datasheet, schematics, source code provided; PIC comes pre-loaded with BoostBloader to make your own changes easily)
Microcontroller: PIC32MX450F128H running at 100MHz
Firmware: Version 5.21
Tutorials: Updating the PLT2001 firmware
Firmware pack: PLT2001 Bootloader and firmware pack
Source pack: Source coming soon!