A numeric display consisting of seven segments per digit, allowing characters 0 to 9 to be displayed by selecting which segment is on or off. Can have each digit independently controlled, or can be multiplexed to reduce pin count. An 8th segment can be included for a decimal point.

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Problem with 7-segment display: dimly lit when off

I'm driving two large seven-segment displays using two shift registers (74HC595). The displays have a forward voltage of 12V and a max forward current of 20mA. I'm feeding data and 5V of power to the ...
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Appropriate Brightness for LED Displays

This may be a question strongly depending on application and opinion, but I'll give it a try. I am designing some controls for an industrial application, including cap touch buttons and LED 7-segment ...
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Driving 2inch 7segment display using pic microcontroller

I want to drive 2 inch 7segment display(common anode) using pic microcontroller. The forward voltage of segment is around 7v. The emitter of the pnp transistor is connected to the12v power supply. ...
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Using a LS248 7-segment driver, but segments are dim. Can't figure out why

I'm building a project where I want to use two double-digit 7-segment-LED displays (green, common cathode). From what I've read, a shift register wouldn't be able to source enough current, so I ...
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Driving two large 7-segment displays using Arduino and shift registers

I recently started a project in which I want to control two 7-segment LED displays using two shift registers (74HC595) and my Arduino. I thought I had the basic ideas mastered, but I ran into some ...
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7 segment display orientation problem

So i am completely new on this topic. i have a problem which looks something like this. i have a light which is designed with a 7 segment display which gives the reading of various parameters . the ...
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Proteus ISIS Fast simulation

I want to display my output on 3 seven segment displays, I am doing that by serially switching them on and off. I have taken some help from here : ...
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7-segment blue LED display at 3.3V

I'm driving a blue 7-segment LED display with a TI CD4026BE on a 3.3V circuit. I cannot find any data sheet for the display part. It has a common cathode pin layout and it's marked FJ5161AB on the ...
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4 digit 7 segment CC - all digits count the same number

Ultimately I'm looking to build something that's going to count revolutions as part of a guitar pick up winder. I've got a circuit hooked up with 4 x 4026 counters going into a 4 digit 7 segment ...
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Design a Decoder using Logic Gates to display letters on a 7-Segment Display

The task I got is to design a similar circuit to a standard BCD to 7-Segment decoder, except only using Logic Gates and to display a eight letter character word, for example: SHELFLES As I have ...
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Turning on individual segments in 7-segment LED

I'm working on VHDL code that takes a BCD digit and outputs the Hex equivalent of the BCD digit on a seven-segment LED. I want to specify that, if the BCD input is not valid (i.e. it can't be ...
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Help on 74LS47 and 7 segment diode

I'm quite new to electronic chips and I'm trying out my first project which is a requirement for school. My problem is that my circuit doesn't light up. here is the image of my project. I need help ...
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Current sourcing octal buffer/line-driver for 7+1 segment LED multiplexing?

I would like to multiplex 8, 7-segment LED displays with two, 8-bit shift-registers. The required current for one segment is 20mA. I have no desire to overdrive the ...
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What's the difference between a decade counter and a “Divide by 10 counter”(MOD 10 Counter)?

I have a project of creating a digital clock out of multiple 7-segments. In order to display digits 0 to 59 in 2 7-segments which is better and easier to use: cascaded decade counters or a "divide by ...
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How do i hook up this 2-digit 7-segment display

I have a 2-digit 7-segment display. I'm not able to determine the common anode pins even after consulting the datasheet. Where are the anode pins? Thanks!
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what is the value of resistor used for 4 digit 7 segment 12 pin display?

refer circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-4-digit-7-segment-display/ .Here no any resistor is use is there any need to connect resistor for a b c d e f g .And is there any alternative for ...
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multisized 7-segment displays in a circuit

I want to use 1-inch & 2-inch 7-segment display in a digital clock based circuit(six 2-inch display in a row & six 1-inch display in another row). I am using 74hc164(serial in parallel out ...
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4518 and Arduino

First off, disclaimer; I'm a computer scientist in the progress of my first baby steps in electronics. I'm trying to hookup a 7segment with a 4511, 4518 and an Arduino. The 45-series chips and the ...
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CLK net warning for stopwatch code on FPGA nexys2 board?

I'm coding for a stopwatch which displays 10ths of a second on the rightmost two displays and seconds on the left two displays. The synthesis completes properly but after I make the UCF file and try ...
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What type of display digital watches use? [closed]

I need a "thin" seven segment display to buy. It should be in size of a digital watch. It can be both seven segment display or character display. How should I search? When I seek for 7 segment display ...
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How to make a duplex 7 segment display

I have built the circuit below and have been using a 7 segment display which is meant to be designed to work with the circuit. However there is no clear diagrams showing which wire on the display ...
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Improving my impulse counter circuit

I just started studying electrical engineering this semester, and I'm currently working on following impulse counter: The circuit is basically a power supply regulated to 5V, a pendulum acting as ...
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Shift Register Counter

I am working on a project with my MBED microcontroller and I'm running into some snags, because I'm new to it and getting myself confused with how exactly everything works. I have my MBED hooked up ...
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High-voltage seven segment LED display driver problem

I've a circuit similar to THIS project, with a 74LS04 as inverters instead of 74HC54 (tested 74HC04 and CD40106 too) and ULN2003 instead of ULN2803. The circuit seems to work perfectly but when I turn ...
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Logic in displaying numbers in 7 segment 4 digit display

what is the logic in displaying desired numbers in 7 segment 4 digit display. Ie, how to know the leg combinations to see the desired number in the display
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Additional current source for large LED-7-segment-display

I have two sets of LED-7-segs. Each with 4 Digits, all 4 inch tall. One set CC, the other CA. Combined they consume some smooth 1.68A / 1.4A according to the data sheets. That is manifold the ...
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Possible to copy a circuit from 1 Logisim .circ file into another Logisim .circ file?

I'm using Logisim to experiment with Electrical Circuit design, and I was wondering if it is possible to copy a circuit created in 1 Logisim .circ file and place it into a different Logisim .circ file ...
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Fractional Decimal to Base7 Conversion with Radix Points? [duplicate]

I was hoping someone on here could help explain Decimal to Base7 conversions with Radix points. I'm pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science with 12 courses remaining, currently in a Computer ...
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Decimal-Binary-Hex-Base7 Conversions with Radix Points?

I was hoping someone on here could help explain number base conversions with Radix points. I'm pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science with 12 courses remaining, currently in a Computer ...
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2 Digit 7 Segment Display Driver

I need to display the temperature acquired by my LM35 on a 2 digit 7 segment display. What I have is LTD383-R2 Common Anode Display. Datasheet here. The display has 1 Anode pin + 14 Cathode pins for ...
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Rotate a 7-segment display in firmware

I have a board with a 7-segment display controlled by an AVR. I need to rotate the display's characters in the firmware, so that the display is read correctly when physically rotated 180 degrees. ...
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Count number of hours elapsed

It's been a long while since I played with circuits, I'd appreciate a sanity check of the following design; I'm trying to count the number of hours since the reset button was last pressed. Ideally ...
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Using NPN Darlington to switch on PNP

I'm trying to separately switch on the digits of a 2 digit common anode 7 segment display (specifically the Lumex LDD-E2802RD because it's small and cheap). I think that the easiest way of getting my ...
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How to make 7-segment display count up ?

I've connect 7447 decoder and 74193 counter as shown in the picture but I have not used 555 timer yet. Is there any way to test the circuit before using 555 ? I've connected the pins (up and down) ...
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7 segment count jump from 00 to 05

I'm new at coding and need some answers, I doing some mini project and I got caught in some errors I'm not sure, I'm doing a ''photocopy'' machine and I have to code it in C under the Microchip MPLAB ...
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How to connect 7447 decoder to 7-segment display?

I've connected a 7447 decoder to 7-segment display as shown in figure. When I connect an input, the LEDs doesn't form numbers but they light up randomly. I just want to know the right way to ...
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Outputting a clock signal from an FPGA

Referring to question here: Click here, I'd like to use the 16 channel LED driver to run my 7-segment displays. I'm using a Spartan 6 LX9 FPGA to implement a 16-bit microprocessor that will take care ...
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Driving 7-Segment Displays using a microcontroller

Before I start out, let me just point out that I'm new to hardware design. In fact, this is just hobby for now, but might turn into something later. Because of this, I don't follow any standards per ...
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Simple high side driver for multiplexed 7-segment displays?

How can I best drive and switch high side power (for multiplexing) between the 7 displays with as few components as possible, for under $2. I am trying to simplify a design. I have a custom board ...
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Shift registers(?) failing after being left on a while

Resolved: SLCLR on SN74HC595 was not tied to VCC, so behavior was inconsistent. I have a custom built board that is running seven 7-segment displays, multiplexed using SPI from an 5v Arduino Pro ...
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Possible to use 7447 to drive common-cathode 7 segment display?

I know that the 74(LS)47 is designed to drive common-anode displays. However, is it possible to make it drive a common-cathode display? What is the simplest (in terms of components) way of doing this? ...
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How to drive a single 7 segment display with I2C?

I am looking for a solution to drive a single 7 segment display with I2C. I found some websites that shows 2 or 4 digits with I2C but I didn't find a solution for driving a single digit. I'm making a ...
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Difference between 7446,47 etc

I have looked in the data sheets, as well as the TI article, but I am still unsure of the answer to this question: What is the practical difference between a 7446 ("BCD to 7 segment decoder/driver ...
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7 Segment display binary to decimal

I have a few questions about 7-segment LED displays. When we build a circuit using 7 segment (common-anode) and decoder (7447), we also use 4 tactile switches to make combinations. Should I directly ...
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7-segment display driver IC [closed]

Which IC can I use to control 7-segment display? I want to make simple projects like a reaction timer but I don't have an Arduino or some other microcontroller available. What ICs can I use instead?
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How to read SAA1064 7-segment values

I have a central heating system that displays it's info and error codes on 4 7-segment displays. These displays are driven by a SAA1064, like so: This SAA1064 (datasheet here) receives it's ...
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Display for outside (sun)

I am currently working on a little project where I would like to have a display which would have to support this format: 00 00:00:00 This would have to be used outside on a motorcycle ...
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Driving three large 7.5v common anode 7-segment displays with Arduino

I'd like to drive three common anode 7.5v 10ma 7-segment displays using my arduino uno and a few 74HC595N shift registers. The problem is the uno only outputs 5v 40ma on the digital pins. I am ...
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low power displays

What kind of displays can I use effectively with a coin cell battery (CR2450)? The backlight or the entire display would be on only when necessary. From previous answers I know that a liquid crystal ...
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7-segment driving circuit not working as expected

I have designed and built the following 7-segment driving circuit utilising an Arduino Micro in order to try and further understand electronic circuit design: simulate this circuit – ...