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5. 7-Segment LED Display
Numbers and characters displayed on electronic devices use modules of seven LEDs with an eighth LED for the decimal point. Conventions for labelling the LEDs are a, b, … g or A, B, … G, with the decimal point denoted P or DP. There are 10 pins on the 7-segment display with pins 1 to 5 corresponding to LEDs e, d, common, c, and P with pins 6 to 10 mapping to LEDs b, a, common, f, and g. The two common pins, 3 and 8, are connected to a common cathode or common anode (see Figure 5-1).