In-vehicle display system

Costa, Michael (2005) In-vehicle display system. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)


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The design of an invehicle textual display system based on a matrix of light emitting diodes was achieved within this project. The concept of an illuminated display was researched, designed and developed into a working prototype. The prototype of the display consists of eleven display sections, each consisting of a 5x7 LED matrix. The design allows these modular sections to be added or removed to vary the length of the display required. The research into existing LED displays revealed a number of equally suited products was available, however, the goal of the project was the creation of an original design that could be manufactured into a new product in the future. The display is controlled by a PIC microcontroller that outputs serial data to a series of cascaded serial-in parallel-out shift registers. The shift registers convert the stream of serial data to a parallel sequence used to scan each line of the display. A handheld programmer is incorporated in the design and is used to create messages for the display. The programmer is based around a mobile phone layout using an alphanumeric keypad and multi-tap typing to enter each character.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: in-vehicle textual display system, illuminated display
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090604 Microelectronics and Integrated Circuits
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090601 Circuits and Systems

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