Features and Benefits
The MAX6952 is a compact cathode-row display driver that interfaces microprocessors to 5 x 7 dot-matrix LED displays through an SPI-compatible serial interface. The MAX6952 drives up to four digits (140 LEDs).
Included on chip are an ASCII 104-character font, multiplex scan circuitry, column and row drivers, and static RAM that stores each digit, as well as font data for 24 user-definable characters. The segment current for the LEDs is set by an internal digit-by-digit digital brightness control.
The device includes a low-power shutdown mode, segment blinking (synchronized across multiple drivers, if desired), and a test mode that forces all LEDs on. The LED drivers are slew rate limited to reduce EMI. For a 2-wire interfaced version, refer to the MAX6953 data sheet. An EV kit is available for the MAX6952.
- Audio/Video Equipment
- Gaming Machines
- Industrial Displays
- Medical Equipment
- Message Boards
Product Lifecycle Production
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Documentation & Resources
MAX6952 Reliability Data1/12/202324K
Electronic Displays Comparison9/9/2002
LEDs Are Still Popular (and Improving) after All These Years2/25/2003
Using Analog Devices SPI-compatible Display Drivers with other SPI Peripherals2/10/2003
Software Control of the MAX6952 and MAX6953 LED Drivers in Graphic Applications7/17/2002
Building Dot Matrix Graphic Panels with the MAX6952 and MAX6953 5x7 LED Drivers3/28/2002
Experimenting with the MAX6952 and MAX6953 SPI and I²C LED Display Drivers from a PC2/25/2002
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