Graphics driver eases control of LEDs in the matrix

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Maxim’s MAX6960-MAX6963 family of cathode-row display drivers interfaces a microprocessor to an 8-by-8 dot-matrix red, green, and yellow (RGY) LED display through a high-speed 4-wire serial interface. Designed to offload the display tasks from the microprocessor, thus simplifying design, reducing software overhead, and improving time-to-market, the drivers are suited to message board, gaming machine and audio/video equipment applications.