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Title: matrix and max7219
Post by: alex on July 16, 2011, 02:30:58 PM
being breif i want to run a couple of rgb matrix`s using max 7219 no it is not the best on market, but would it be possible to run three 7219`s
simultaneously using three rx/tx ports from a mega board, my train of thought being a dived matrix into 4 sections and divide into 3 of above  i`m just finding my way.

thanks in advance

alex
Title: Re: matrix and max7219
Post by: barragan on July 17, 2011, 02:16:04 PM
What do you plan to use the serial lines for?
Title: Re: matrix and max7219
Post by: alex on July 17, 2011, 03:24:41 PM
it was to drive the 7219`s one for each colour intially, but with hind sight the programm would be to complex,am reconsiderirng using quad gates and mosfet, for current this maybe simplify program,as a matter of intrest is it possible to run three serial line`s in one program or would they conflict??

alex
Title: Re: matrix and max7219
Post by: barragan on July 17, 2011, 05:33:49 PM
they can be run in the same program, no problem, but those chip do not use Serial as such, they can use any pins with their protocol
Title: Re: matrix and max7219
Post by: alex on July 18, 2011, 02:47:40 AM
as the expression goes "if you dont ask you dont learn"
 did not realise that they did not rely on serial, but i dont think that will aid the project anyway.

thanks
alex
Title: Re: matrix and max7219
Post by: barragan on July 18, 2011, 11:42:44 AM
hi Alex, not sure, I believe you can cascade those controllers to manage multiple displays.
Title: Re: matrix and max7219
Post by: alex on July 18, 2011, 12:22:16 PM
hello if the project comes of paper and to fruition i will let you know, becuase that is the road i am going down


alex