- Jan 1, 1970
Having written code to drive arrays of up to 9600 bi-color LEDs a few
hundred Hz would have taken a lot of skin off the processor used. A 62.5Hz
refresh rate which required the generation and clocking of 2 600kb/s data
streams took 90% of the skin it had.
Sure. With >30x the number of LEDs, that's in a different realm.
Also many of the display 'effects' particularly the very common sideways
scrolling must be synchronised to the display multiplex so if you multiplex
too fast it scrolls too fast. Scrolling sideways at 62.5 LEDs per second is
already a bit fast for small fonts.
What happens if you don't synchronize it? All I see is visible
slanting of the characters..