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LED Matrix System

Module of 128 (16x8) RGB LEDs with pluggable Controller

Update: 2012-12-16 Both, the pre-assembled LED-Boards as well as the pre-assembled SMD-Driver board are now available through agile-hardware.

 

Before we started this project we built three LED matrices by hand consisting of more than one thousand RGB LEDs. Each LED (5 mm) was placed, wired and soldered by hand. Even though it was fun at the beginning it was the most time consuming and sometimes stultifying part of each project. And even after the third project we were not able to improve our technique any further and thus we had to come up with something different. This new concept needed to be scalable, modular, affordable and compatible to the Universal Matrix Controller Boards. And this is what we come up with:

We designed a PCB with 128 (8x16) RGB LEDs (PLCC-6) with a pitch of 2 cm. The whole wiring is already done and is following the usual pattern - all anodes are connected in each row and all colors in each column. The 16x3 colors and 8 rows are fed out on 4 connectors at the back side of each board. This doesn't only saves you a lot of time but it also comes with one important feature. The pin layout of one LED Matrix matches to a slightly modified version of our Universal Matrix Controller Boards.

 

The modified Matrix Controller Board is technically identical to the original version and even the firmware is unchanged. But nearly all components are now SMD devices and the position of the color and row connectors have slightly changed. The latter was due to constraints by the matrix design. This means that unfortunately the original Matrix Controllers cannot be simply plugged at the back side of the Matrix Board. But the new SMD Edition does!

The total height is 2 cm.

 


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-1 # Leroy 2015-05-28 08:11
Hi,
Good day!
Gald to write to you, we are a PCB supplier , an ISO9001:2008 and ISO14001:2004 certification of factory in china.
All products conform to ROHS and meet to IPC-A-600F.
Delivery best time and high quality, 16 years promise to our customers.
Of course, if you need to urgent delivery, we can supply: (sample: 2 layer Urgent 12H. / sample: 4 layer Urgent 24H.)
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Ps: We allow multiply different boards of be panelized on same panel, we want to be able to reduce your payments. (This will add a little cost)

Best regards,

Leroy Wan | TOP-PCB Co.,Ltd Sales Team Team |

Mobile: +86-15012910760 | Fax: +86-0755-863390 20 | Tel: +86-755-86293072
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0 # luis augusto 2015-03-08 07:38
you sell the projects? send to Brazil?
you send the form to make your projects, printed circuit board, assembly?
send by email the project?
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-1 # Leroy 2015-05-28 08:11
Dear Purchasing Manager,
Good day!
Gald to write to you, we are a PCB supplier , an ISO9001:2008 and ISO14001:2004 certification of factory in china.
All products conform to ROHS and meet to IPC-A-600F.
Delivery best time and high quality, 16 years promise to our customers.
Of course, if you need to urgent delivery, we can supply: (sample: 2 layer Urgent 12H. / sample: 4 layer Urgent 24H.)
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Ps: We allow multiply different boards of be panelized on same panel, we want to be able to reduce your payments. (This will add a little cost)

Best regards,

Leroy Wan | TOP-PCB Co.,Ltd Sales Team Team |

Mobile: +86-15012910760 | Fax: +86-0755-863390 20 | Tel: +86-755-86293072
leroy@top-pcb | www.top-pcb.com
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0 # ted 2012-12-22 01:07
hey, so does this board power the smd led matrix via rj45-in, which is connected to usb2serial? or does it also need power from power supply going to the 2-pole terminal (AKL 101-02) thanks!
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0 # René 2014-01-05 13:18
Power comes over AKL 101-102.

Cheers!
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0 # Jens 2012-10-27 10:41
Thats exactly what I am looking for. Hopefully you will sell it in the near future. One question: from the pictures it looks like there is less space to connect a rj45 cable without risking to damage it if the rgb panel is placed inside a box exactly fitting the dimensions. Any reason why you did not rotate the controlerboard by 90 degree?
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0 # Thomas 2012-10-27 12:47
The pictures are from our prototypes and in fact we rotated not the board but the connections in the new version.
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0 # Jens 2012-10-29 14:20
Damn you got me, thats exactly what I meant. Next time I try to be more precise and will choose my words more carefully :lol:
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