Name given to LED display
s which use 7 segment
s, each illuminated by one or more LED
s, to represent the numbers 0 to 9 (and more rarely, 0 to 9 and A to F).
s are arranged like this:
s might be more familiar
to you as the displays on your clock radio
, or microwave oven
When displaying hexadecimal
, the letters formed look like this: A b C d E F. 7-segment displays can display _most_ other letters relatively legibly
, but have difficulty with letters like W or M. When all the letters need to be displayed legibly, an alpha-numeric
or 'starburst' display is used instead.