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Subject: Re: Need help with Futaba VFD module...
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 21:56:07 -0500
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Try Google search for
Futaba "data sheet"
I have found that being close to the model number is often
good enough for these displays. The second link below has a
.pdf of a Futaba data sheet that is close.
Sometimes, a big customer like IBM might have defined some of their
own commands in the uC of the VFD. If you can find the standard
command set (The serial connection should be straightforward),
then you might be in luck.
Don't get frustrated! You can learn a lot from reverse engineering stuff
"Andreas" wrote in message
> "Spehro Pefhany" skrev i meddelandet
> > On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 19:27:56 GMT, the renowned "Andreas"
> > wrote:
> > >
> > >"Spehro Pefhany" skrev i meddelandet
> > >news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > >> On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 18:40:11 GMT, the renowned "Andreas"
> > >> wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >I would really need a DataSheet to know whitch commandos
> > >> > are supported by the driver-chip...
> > >>
> > >> Are you sure this wasn't from some kind of military
> > >> equipment?
> > >what makes you think that..?
> > commando
> > SYLLABICATION: comˇmanˇdo
> > NOUN: Inflected forms: pl. comˇmanˇdos or comˇmanˇdoes
> > 1a. A small fighting force specially trained for making quick
> > destructive raids against enemy-held areas. b. A member of such a
> > force. 2a. An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa. b. A
> > raid made by such a force.
> > ETYMOLOGY: Afrikaans kommando, from Dutch commando, unit of troops,
> > from Spanish comando, from comandar, to command, from Late Latin
> > commandre. See command.
> > Best regards,
> > Spehro Pefhany
> > --
> > "it's the network..." "The Journey is the
> > email@example.com Info for manufacturers:
> > Embedded software/hardware/analog Info for designers:
> thanks for the help on getting my VFD to work... =)
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