Month: August 2012

Reverse engineering a 16 character display using an Atmel 328p.

Recently I wanted to expand the functionality of an automated test harness for an embedded device. The device has a 16 character display made of 4 Avago HDLx-2416 Series parts (datasheet). I gutted the device and tapped the display’s pins to my AVR. The AVR reads the LED display’s signal pins and sends the displayed string to the test harness via serial connection. Now the test harness can verify that the device under test’s display is lighting as expected. /* * ScreenScan.cpp * * Created: 6/8/2012 *  Author: BK Turley */ /* port wiring: PB0 – ascii 0 PB1 – […]