Welcome to newproductsTuesday. This week, we are happy to release two different alphanumeric displays based on Grove. They are the Grove – 0.54″ Red Dual Alphanumeric Display and the Grove – 0.54‘’ Red Quad Alphanumeric Display.
We already have a 4 – digit display module on our bazaar (Grove – 4-Digit Display) which is a 7-segment display that can only display the numbers 0-9 and a limited number of characters. But our all-new alphanumeric display modules are able to display any character you wish to display, thanx to the 14 – segment digital tubes that exist in each digit.
These display modules have a red backlight with high brightness and also the digit height is 0.54 inches.
When we normally use 14 – segment displays, we need to use 17 or more wires in order to control the displays, which means a lot of I/Os will be occupied on your mainboard (Arduino/Seeeduino), leaving only a few for connecting other modules. But our alphanumeric displays use only four wires for the connection! So how is this even possible? Well… the onboard HT16K33 chip and the Grove connector makes it all possible! Also, it is very easy to communicate because we made it into an I2C display.
Here are the pinout diagrams of these display modules:
So that is it for this week’s product release. Hope you all like our products! Stay tuned for more that will be released in the future!