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Dialight 704-1549 based display

Posted By on June 9, 2013

Some time ago, I picked up an interesting display module based around a Dialight driver:

dialco-1

There are five modules, each with a Dialight driver and 7-segment LED display. Each module is separate, and you can remove the endcaps to remove the modules. I guess you could remove modules and cut the chassis down to a smaller size, or even theoretically add modules but you’d have to embiggen the chassis. Either way, it looks like a quick/cheap method for a production house to provide a product for various customers who might require different quantities of displays.

It was easy to find the datasheet, and just as easy to match up the pins with the card edge connectors, which you can see via my handwriting on the sheet under the display module.

dialco-2

Not sure what, if anything, I’ll do with them. Standard TTL logic, consistent pin ordering, and what appears to be 0.156″ card edge would make it fairly simple to interface to something.

dialco-3

But the question is, what? I’m kinda short on ideas. The whole thing is vaguely reminiscent to the TIL311 displays I played with in the past, but I don’t know if I wanna do another clock.


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