The MAX6955 evaluation kit (EV kit) is designed to evaluate the MAX6955 light-emitting diode (LED) display driver with a 2-wire interface. The EV kit board contains two MAX6955 LED display drivers on symmetrical sides of the board, allowing a 16-digit display using sixteen 14-segment alphanumeric LEDs. The DB-25 connector allows a PC's parallel (printer) port to provide the 2-wire interface. The Windows® software provides a friendly graphical user interface (GUI) to exercise the features of the MAX6955 by allowing on-the-fly text and numeric entry and access to all relevant registers. The software includes multiple tabs for accessing the various registers and maintains a consistent format with controls on the left side of the software's main window pertaining to U1, located on the left side of the EV kit board. Similarly, all the controls on the right side of the software's main window pertain to U2, located on the right side of the EV kit board. The EV kit board requires a 3.3VDC or 5VDC power supply and jumpers JU1-JU4 allow the user to manually modify the device address of U1 or U2.
Order the MAX6955EVKIT for comprehensive evaluation of the MAX6955 using a PC with an available parallel port.
Proven PC Board Layout
Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP-Compatible Evaluation Software
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