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LED-Wiz™ 32-port USB Compatible Lighting and Output Controller

Starting at: $44.95
Model: LEDWIZ01
Shipping Weight: 0.70 lbs
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Driver Chip Options: Standard
Pre-Installed Heatsinks (+$3.95)   (+0.01 lbs)
  42 Units in Stock
Manufactured by: IDVT Inc.
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Surface mount component version now shipping. Photos coming soon!



The LED-Wiz™ is a fully featured LED lighting and output logic controller capable of delivering up to 500ma per output at 5v DC. Programming tools are available for integration into your custom projects.

Resident control, animation and keyboard LED emulation software is currently in public beta and available for download.


Features:

  • USB port communication and power.
  • Up to 16 LED-Wiz boards per system. (Device ID numbers must be unique for each LED-Wiz or LED-Wiz+GP unit on a system)
  • 32 uniquely controllable outputs and up to about 500 Hi-Output LEDs per board (15+ per output, external power source required for this type of operation. Short duty cycles and not simultaneously active. See documentation for more details.)
  • 48 levels of PWM intensity. Using RGB LEDs (common anode), theoretically 110,592 colors are possible.
  • Each individual output can be set to one of the following hardware modes. These modes are set by the computer, and after that the hardware handles them by itself.
    • Intensity
    • Sawtooth (gradual up and gradual down)
    • SquareWave (blink)
    • SawDown (full on, gradual down)
    • SawUp (gradual up, full on)
  • Hardware pulse rates are controlled by a 7-level global speed setting.

Includes mounting hardware, printed instruction sheet and 6' USB cable.

Pre-Installed Driver Heatsinks (Optional):  This is highly recommended for applications which might push the limits of the driver chips power handling capabilities.  (Important note: Don't try this at home!) We torture-tested a single driver chip with one of these heatsinks installed, by connecting 80 of our 5-LED Nova-Matrix LINX2 modules to it, which is a total of 400 LEDs. The LED-Wiz was set to full on (no PWM) and left for 8 hours.  At the end of the test, the heatsink was hot to the touch, but the driver chip was still fully functional. This was purely a test of thermal transfer and adhesion of the heatsinks, as well as the durability of the driver under very extreme duress. Even with the heatsinks installed, the LED-Wiz must never be subjected to these extremes.  We are, however, confident that applications which might otherwise damage the drivers through excessive heat, will benefit greatly from this option.

Installation Docs

Printed documentation is included and may also be downloaded here:

Currently Shipping Board Version (V2 Small Chip)

Old Board Version (V1 Large Chip)

 

Note: The beta "resident" software currently supports device #1 only. Additional devices are currently offered for use with 3rd party or user created applications (see below.)

The free ActiveX control from IDVT Inc. now supports up to 16 LED-Wiz devices and is available upon request. Can be used in any language that supports ActiveX controls. 3rd party DLL's are also available by request.

The documentation for the Multiple LED-Wiz ActiveX Control can be found here.



3rd Party Applications with full support for GroovyGameGear's LED-Wiz Technology, either directly or through plug-ins written by talented and dedicated programmers;

Please Note: This following software is supported by its respective authors.



"Front End" Software:
  • AtomicFE
  • GameEX
  • MaLa
  • PowerMAME
  • LEDBlinky Animation Editor
  • and many others!




And finally, there's also RandyT's "pet project" Luminaudio™ Engine (Color organ / Lights to music) - Download



Disclaimer: This hardware is designed to be used by individuals comfortable with external control type projects. Used incorrectly, these types of devices are much more likely to cause damage than a typical sensing or input-type device. IDVT Inc. / GroovyGameGear.com will accept no responsibility for any damages, direct or otherwise, as a result of the use or misuse of this device for any purposes whatsoever.

 
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 13 January, 2006.
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