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Reference design for 256 LED displays

A reference design from Maxim Integrated Products features four MAX7219 LED drivers, allowing designers to create a 16 x 16 LED display.

According to the company, the reference design simplifies the process of controlling multiple LEDs in matrix or numeric display form. Software developed for the MAXREFDES99# reference design is said to work with ARM mbed and Arduino platforms and developers are being encouraged by Maxim to build upon and enhance the code base for more signage possibilities.
“16x16 displays are becoming more common building blocks and are the future of LED signage,” said David Andeen, director of reference designs. “With this new reference design and readily available code, sign developers and makers can immediately start displaying their LED creations.”

Graham Pitcher

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