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Soldering, Embedded Electronics, PCB design\

  • From my understanding the other VS10xx ICs have a recommended retail price of $20 (set by VSLI?), but sparkfun gets them for alot cheaper, this is why the breakouts were also $20. They must have lowered that for these chips..

  • Just be aware that there is a small amount of tolerance with the lids. 0402 resistors and small can fit through this gap. I filmed an example of this: youtube

  • No you cannot. Launchpad will only program newer devices that include the SBW (spy-bi-wire) connections. These older MSPs do not have this feature.

  • You should check out: I went on a tour there and their setup is amazing! there is a video on the main page, definitively worth a look.

  • This IS a TSSOP package. refer to the device eratta sheet for package marking information all SOIC packages have the date code on the first line.

    Also note that you will NOT be able to use a TI launchpad to program these devices, rater you will need to use a BSL or JTAG programer.

  • These displays are really cool when you get them running. Do other peoples use ~15mA when they’re only running the stepup convertor (no display updating). I fixed this by connecting the VCC pin to an IO pin, that way the whole display can be turned off when all the IO pins are low.
    Here’s a quick demo

  • Any chance you will start selling this without the breakout board, just the IC?

  • +1 because Dave owns a github pint glass ^_^

  • I managed to run this display off a single 3.3v supply using a boost converter to supply ~32v to drive the segments.

  • I don’t think your vehicle has to get to Sparkfun HQ from where you built it by itself. I’m sure most people would put it in a car and drive it there.

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