Looking for a Specific IC Embedded Systems

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Leo Hathaway
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Looking for a Specific IC Embedded Systems

Post by Leo Hathaway » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:47 am

I want to make a hand held device of very small dimensions, which incorporates 4 leds and a motor. I used an 8051(https://www.kynix.com/Parts/2627837/805 ... BOARD.html) to control these leds and motor and code accordingly, but as size is a constraint I can’t afford to make use of it. The IC which is really small and runs these leds and motor for the 'n' number of alarms set using a clock and also the IC should even display the clock on an lcd or an led display.

Please can someone guide me how to achieve these functionalities using a small IC (Any basic level IC which can be implemented as an smd chip in later stages).

Thank you in advance. :grin:

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Re: Looking for a Specific IC Embedded Systems

Post by haklesup » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:36 pm

you want a dev board kit that supports a uController with the features you need for a given project. First step is to select a processor family with a range of chips with varying I/O, A/D and interface options but all share the same core processor and development software environment. you can read app notes, product brochures and search sites like Digikey to narrow this search. I suggest you start with Microchip and TI as both have big time support and wide product lines. Hobbyists tend to gravitate toward things like Arduino but I like to stay with a brand, the hobbyist modules are great for prototyping but not so much for miniaturization..

I have seen inexpensive Dev board kits where all the interface you need is built into a USB base board and then the uContoller part can be unplugged or snapped off and then embedded into another circuit after prototyping is complete. For a basic project an 8 or 16 bit product will probably do

https://www.microchip.com/design-center ... tarted-now
from the Design link at the top, navigate toward development tools then look at the hardware kits.

https://www.renesas.com/us/en/products/ ... ssors.html

search digikey for evaluation boards,

What kind of motor, there is probably a product with motor control built in depending on what kind.

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