project help for a newbie

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by simf14, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. simf14

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    I am looking to control a Maxim 6954 IC (4 wire 7 segment led driver with I/O expander) with a computer through a serial port via VB6 program. I imagine I need some type of serial controller or can I hook the chip up directly to the port??? Anyhow any direction would be greatly appreciated!!!

    thank you
    curtis
     
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  3. simf14

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    My mistake I thought RS-232 and SPI was the same.

    What I am trying to do is control 16, 7-segment led displays via a VB6 program from my computer...does anyone have any suggestions as of the best route???
    thank you so much.
     
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