In-vehicle display system

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


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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
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
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 (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090604 Microelectronics and Integrated Circuits
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090601 Circuits and Systems
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware > 400908 Microelectronics
40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400801 Circuits and systems

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