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Create a solution for clear and impactful messaging using JSS-5611BUB-21 and PIC32MZ1024EFH064

Red means readable: Large 7-segment brilliance

UT-L 7-SEG R Click with PIC32MZ clicker

Published Sep 09, 2023

Click board™

UT-L 7-SEG R Click

Development board

PIC32MZ clicker

Compiler

NECTO Studio

MCU

PIC32MZ1024EFH064

Our large red 7-segment display is engineered to provide unmatched visibility, combining size and clarity to ensure your messages and data are conveyed with maximum impact and readability

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Hardware Overview

How does it work?

UT-L 7-SEG R Click is based on two red JSS-5611BUB-21s, ultra-thin single-digit numeric displays from Ningbo Junsheng Electronics. This high-intensity and reliable blue source color device is made with Indium-Gallium-Nitride light-emitting diode conducting material. It features low current operation, high light output, excellent character appearance, and is mechanically rugged. The display can work on 5V and 3.3V and has a common anode as its internal design. It consists of seven red LED segments that form an 8

number and the eighth segment as a decimal point, or DP. The communication between the host MCU and the UT-L 7-SEG R Click is established via an industry-standard shift-register-plus-latch-type serial interface and the MAX6969, 16-port constant-current LED driver from Analog Devices. This driver has a 4-wire serial interface using four inputs and a data output. The output-enable input (OE) gates to all 16 outputs ON and OFF and is fast enough to be used as a PWM input for LED intensity control. The constant-current

outputs are programmed together to around 15mA using a single external resistor. This Click board™ can operate with either 3.3V or 5V logic voltage levels selected via the PWR SEL jumper. This way, both 3.3V and 5V capable MCUs can use the communication lines properly. Also, this Click board™ comes equipped with a library containing easy-to-use functions and an example code that can be used as a reference for further development.

UT-L 7-SEG R Click hardware overview image

Features overview

Development board

PIC32MZ Clicker is a compact starter development board that brings the flexibility of add-on Click boards™ to your favorite microcontroller, making it a perfect starter kit for implementing your ideas. It comes with an onboard 32-bit PIC32MZ microcontroller with FPU from Microchip, a USB connector, LED indicators, buttons, a mikroProg connector, and a header for interfacing with external electronics. Thanks to its compact design with clear and easy-recognizable silkscreen markings, it provides a fluid and immersive working experience, allowing access anywhere and under

any circumstances. Each part of the PIC32MZ Clicker development kit contains the components necessary for the most efficient operation of the same board. In addition to the possibility of choosing the PIC32MZ Clicker programming method, using USB HID mikroBootloader, or through an external mikroProg connector for PIC, dsPIC, or PIC32 programmer, the Clicker board also includes a clean and regulated power supply module for the development kit. The USB Micro-B connection can provide up to 500mA of current, which is more than enough to operate all onboard

and additional modules. All communication methods that mikroBUS™ itself supports are on this board, including the well-established mikroBUS™ socket, reset button, and several buttons and LED indicators. PIC32MZ Clicker is an integral part of the Mikroe ecosystem, allowing you to create a new application in minutes. Natively supported by Mikroe software tools, it covers many aspects of prototyping thanks to a considerable number of different Click boards™ (over a thousand boards), the number of which is growing every day.

PIC32MZ clicker double side image

Microcontroller Overview

MCU Card / MCU

default

Architecture

PIC32

MCU Memory (KB)

1024

Silicon Vendor

Microchip

Pin count

64

RAM (Bytes)

524288

Used MCU Pins

mikroBUS™ mapper

NC
NC
AN
NC
NC
RST
Load-Enable
RG9
CS
SPI Clock
RG6
SCK
SPI Data OUT
RG7
MISO
SPI Data IN
RG8
MOSI
Power Supply
3.3V
3.3V
Ground
GND
GND
Light Intensity Control
RB3
PWM
NC
NC
INT
NC
NC
TX
NC
NC
RX
NC
NC
SCL
NC
NC
SDA
Power Supply
5V
5V
Ground
GND
GND
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Take a closer look

Schematic

UT-L 7-SEG R Click Schematic schematic

Step by step

Project assembly

PIC32MZ clicker front image hardware assembly

Start by selecting your development board and Click board™. Begin with the PIC32MZ clicker as your development board.

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Application Output

After loading the code example, pressing the "DEBUG" button builds and programs it on the selected setup.

Application Output Step 1

After programming is completed, a header with buttons for various actions available in the IDE appears. By clicking the green "PLAY "button, we start reading the results achieved with Click board™.

Application Output Step 3

Upon completion of programming, the Application Output tab is automatically opened, where the achieved result can be read. In case of an inability to perform the Debug function, check if a proper connection between the MCU used by the setup and the CODEGRIP programmer has been established. A detailed explanation of the CODEGRIP-board connection can be found in the CODEGRIP User Manual. Please find it in the RESOURCES section.

Application Output Step 4

Software Support

Library Description

This library contains API for UT-L 7-SEG R Click driver.

Key functions:

  • utl7segr_generic_write - This function writes a desired number of data bytes starting from the selected register by using SPI serial interface

  • utl7segr_display_state - This function turns display on and off.

Open Source

Code example

This example can be found in NECTO Studio. Feel free to download the code, or you can copy the code below.

/*!
 * @file main.c
 * @brief UT-L7-SEGR Click example
 *
 * # Description
 * The demo application shows basic usage of the UT 7 SEG display.
 *
 * The demo application is composed of two sections :
 * 
 * ## Application Init 
 * Configuring clicks and log objects.
 * Settings the click in the default configuration.
 * 
 * ## Application Task  
 * Draws numbers from 0 to 99 on the screen.
 * 
 * @author Stefan Ilic
 *
 */

#include "board.h"
#include "log.h"
#include "utl7segr.h"

static utl7segr_t utl7segr;
static log_t logger;

void application_init ( void ) {
    log_cfg_t log_cfg;            /**< Logger config object. */
    utl7segr_cfg_t utl7segr_cfg;  /**< Click config object.  */

    /** 
     * Logger initialization.
     * Default baud rate: 115200
     * Default log level: LOG_LEVEL_DEBUG
     * @note If USB_UART_RX and USB_UART_TX 
     * are defined as HAL_PIN_NC, you will 
     * need to define them manually for log to work. 
     * See @b LOG_MAP_USB_UART macro definition for detailed explanation.
     */
    LOG_MAP_USB_UART( log_cfg );
    log_init( &logger, &log_cfg );
    log_info( &logger, "---- Application Init ----" );

    // Click initialization.

    utl7segr_cfg_setup( &utl7segr_cfg );
    UTL7SEGR_MAP_MIKROBUS( utl7segr_cfg, MIKROBUS_1 );
    err_t init_flag  = utl7segr_init( &utl7segr, &utl7segr_cfg );
    if ( init_flag == SPI_MASTER_ERROR ) {
        log_error( &logger, " Application Init Error. " );
        log_info( &logger, " Please, run program again... " );

        for ( ; ; );
    }

    utl7segr_default_cfg ( &utl7segr );
    log_info( &logger, " Application Task " );
}

void application_task ( void ) {  
    log_info( &logger, "---- Number counter ----" );

    for ( uint8_t cnt = 0; cnt < 100; cnt++ ) {
        utl7segr_display_number( &utl7segr, cnt, UTL7SEGR_DOT_LEFT );
        Delay_ms( 500 );
    }
}

void main ( void ) {
    application_init( );

    for ( ; ; ) {
        application_task( );
    }
}

// ------------------------------------------------------------------------ END

Additional Support

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