Interesting ICs that one should know about

A short list of ICs I put together that looked interesting

Published on Monday, 21 March 2011

I'm putting this list here, so I can refer back to it later when I'm looking for ideas for a project.

  • PCA9555N 16-bit I2C-bus and SMBus I/O port with interrupt
  • DS1077 Programmable Oscillator
  • 74HC238 3-to-8 line decoder/demultiplexer
  • 74HC595 8-bit serial-in, serial or parallel-out shift register with output latches
  • TLC5940 16 channel LED driver (i.e. 16 channel PWM unit with 12 bit duty cycle control (0 - 4095), 6 bit current limit control (0 - 63), and daisy chainable serial interface)
  • AD5206 6-Channel, 256-Position Digital Potentiometer