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64x32 RGB LED Matrix - 2.5mm pitch

SKU 4129
£36.99 inc VAT
£30.83 ex VAT
13 in stock.

Bring a little bit of Times Square into your home with this sweet 64 x 32 square RGB LED matrix panel.

This matrix has 2048 bright RGB LEDs arranged in a 64x32 grid on the front. On the back, there is a PCB with two IDC connectors (one input, one output: in theory you can chain these together) and 12 16-bit latches that allow you to drive the display with a 1:16 scan rate.

These displays are technically 'chainable' - connect one output to the next input - but our Arduino example code does not support this (yet). It requires a high-speed processor and more RAM than the Arduino has! These panels require 13 digital pins (6-bit data, 7-bit control) and a good 5V supply, up to 4A per panel

Keep in mind that these displays are designed to be driven by FPGAs or other high speed processors: they do not have built in PWM control of any kind. Instead, you're supposed to redraw the screen over and over to 'manually' PWM the whole thing. On a 16 MHz Arduino Mega, we managed to squeeze 12-bit colour (4096 colours) with 40% CPU usage but this display would really shine if driven by any FPGA, CPLD, Propeller, XMOS or other high speed multi-core controller. The good news is that the display is pre-white balanced with nice uniformity so if you turn on all the LEDs it's not a particularly tinted white.

Please Note: This version is the 2.5mm pitch 64x32 RGB LED Matrix. Please note you cannot use an Arduino UNO to drive this size, it's way too big! Use an Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, BBB or other device that can handle displaying to RGB matrices and has plenty of RAM.

  • Dimensions: 160mm x 80mm x 14.7mm
  • Panel weight with IDC cables and power cables: 176g
  • Compatible with M3 mounting screws
  • 5V regulated power input @ ~4A (with all LEDs on)
  • 2000 mcd LEDs on 2.5mm pitch
  • 1/16 scan rate
  • Indoor display, wide visibility
  • Displays are 'chainable'