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Noritake 24x6 character VFD Free Samples

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You know the drill. Same kind of promotion as http://forum.43oh.com/topic/4358-noritake-graphic-vfd-128x32-free-sample/.

 

Link: http://www.noritake-elec.com/evalkit-sample.php?id=sample

Expires 31 Jan 2014 at 7:00 PM CST.

 

Description from the site:

 

The SCK-Y100-24063-N14 is 24x6 character VFD module evaluation kit sample. It's easy setup with connect and send, highlight using selective brightness, and built-in international font tables with various font style commands.

Best readability display under following conditions:
  • Low ambient light condition
  • -40

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If you are outside of USA and Canada, you still can try to send them a message - they are friendly bunch of people :)

 

 

 

 If you reside outside of US and Canada and interested in VFD module sample, please fill out the form and fill in your specification in the comment box.

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Received mine yesterday.

 

Power / data connection cable is identical to the GU128x32 one offered previously. And I was happy to see that when I plugged it in to the F5529 LP 5v header (lower left on the board), I had a nice blue 'underscore' cursor appear on the display, instead of the 'faint red lines' on the GU128x32. The location of the connector on the lower edge of the board made the board want to fall over forward, which was a little odd

 

Now, since Noritake is a 'sponsor' of 43oh, maybe they can start providing code for more than Atmel / Arduino. I'm sure a phone call or two to TI could get them more than a few of each LaunchPad to play with, and probably a few of the other EXP kits as well.

 

This would be a nice information panel for many purposes though the character size might be a bit small- around 2.5mm wide and 3.5mm tall, best my eyes can measure. I've already been thinking about how I could integrate this, and the GU display as well (the little one :blush:), into a dashboard for my motorcycle. Even though it's only 6 lines, that's 12 variables I could easily display, and toss in the GU for a more analog look at some things and all that within less than a 4" x 4" display panel... and it's less than 3' from my face.

 

Yes, I'm babbling. Feel free to ignore me. B)

 

To illustrate, maybe:

 

XYZ -------- TPS | MAP -------- ZYX
ABC -------- CLT | IAT -------- CBA
et cetera, and not to scale.

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Now, since Noritake is a 'sponsor' of 43oh, maybe they can start providing code for more than Atmel / Arduino. I'm sure a phone call or two to TI could get them more than a few of each LaunchPad to play with, and probably a few of the other EXP kits as well.

 

http://www.noritake-elec.com/arduino-code-library-quick-start-guide.php

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I'll hand it to them on this one, they're probably a newer design--MCU onboard is the R5F2127, i.e. Renesas R8C (low-end MCU fusion of Hitachi H8 + Mitsubishi M16C), I think all the other samples I got were the original Hitachi-branded H8 (or H8S 32-bit MCU on the GU512x32 model).

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@@spirilis - Processor choice might have to do with this being a character display and not dot matrix like the GU displays?

Indeed that would be why this has a lower-end 8/16-bit type of MCU (unlike the 32-bitter on the GU512x32), but the exact arch (R8C) is a successor to the older H8, so it's still evidence of a "newer" design regardless :)

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