Newhaven Products > Vacuum Fluorescent Displays

M0216SD-162SDAR2-1 Jumper Settings

(1/2) > >>

I am attempting to configure a M0216SD-162SDAR2-1 for serial interface, but cannot get the module to display anything.  I have the jumpers as follows:

J2 open
J3 short (solder bridge)
J5 short

J4 = 10k (default)
J6 = 0 (default)
J7 = open (default)

I have the connector signals as follows:
Pin 1: Gnd
Pin 2: +5V
Pin 3: Sdata
Pin 4: Strobe
Pin 5: N/C
Pin 6: Sclk

I am sending the following 16-bit groups after startup:

0xF838 (Function Set)
0xF806 (Display Entry Mode)
0xF80C (Display Enable)
0xF801 (Clear Display)
0xFA20, 0xFA30, 0xFA31, etc (Character data)

Display remains blank.  Any suggestions on what to check?  Many thanks.


Your jumper settings seem fine.

Would you possibly be able to share your commands for how you send bits to the display?
Are you also pulling the STB pin low for the 2 Bytes you send to the display?

I am using a CPLD to generate the SPI-type interface, running the clock at about 32kHz.

Reset state is strobe high, clock high.

Strobe asserted low 1/2 clock period, then clock is set low.
16 cycles on clock, then strobe deasserted high 1/2 clock period later.
Data is driven on falling edges of clock, held stable on rising edges.  Sending MSB first.
strobe is deasserted one clock period between write cycles, clock held high during idle period.

I am waiting approx. 250 microseconds between power application and transmission of Function Set command.


Presently the +5V power regulator is set up for a soft-start rise time of 15ms.  I see in the datasheet that the max rise time is specified at 10ms.  Could the 15ms rise time cause the malfunction I described?



That could be a possibility, however, you could always delay writing to the display until the voltage reaches 5 V


[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version