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7-segment display

A 7-segment display is a form of electronic display device that consists of seven LEDs arranged in a rectangular fashion. Each LED is called a segment that maps to one of the terminals A through G. By giving the proper binary-digit inputs to segments A through G, you can control the illumination of the segments, which allows you to display decimal numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F.

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You can choose from the following 7-segment displays:

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  • 7-Segment Display—Standard 7-segment display with no decimal point (DP).
  • 7-Segment Display with Decimal—7-segment display with a DP that maps to terminal G. This one is useful when you want to display numbers greater than ten or decimal numbers by connecting two or more 7-segment displays.

Mapping

The following figure illustrates the mapping of the terminals (A through H) to the LED segments.

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Truth table

The following table shows which segments to illuminate when you want to produce decimal digits from 0 through 9 and letters from A to F.

Digit to display A B C D E F G
0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 1 1 0 1 1 0 1
3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
5 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
6 1 0 1 1 1 1 1
7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
9 1 1 1 1 0 1 1
A 1 1 1 0 1 1 1
b 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
C 1 0 0 1 1 1 0
d 0 1 1 1 1 0 1
E 1 0 0 1 1 1 1
F 1 0 0 0 1 1 1

Common Anode (CA) and Common Cathode (CC) models

Each LED has two connecting pins: the anode and the cathode. In 7-segment displays, a common pin combines the anodes or cathodes of all LED segments and the remaining pins map to terminals A through G to represent each segment. You can configure the common pin to combine all the anodes or cathodes by selecting the Model in the Item tab of the configuration pane.

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In the CA model, the COM terminal combines all the anode connections of the segments. To produce a display, wire the COM terminal to logic 1 or a high signal and wire the individual segments to logic 0 or ground. The following is an example of displaying 1 using the CA model.

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In the CC model, the COM terminal combines all the cathode connections of the segments. To produce a display, wire the COM terminal to logic 0 or ground and wire the segments to logic 1 or a high signal. The following is an example of displaying 1 using the CC model.

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