Cool Chips

It’s been a while since I did any electronics or embedded programming, but lately I have found a bunch of chips that seem interesting. Don’t think I will have time to play with these but I wanted to create a table (to be updated as I find new chips) to keep a record.


Part Number Title Category Link DIP? Comments
TLC5940 16 Channel LED Driver with Dot Correction and Grayscale PWM Control LED
  Y Could possibly be used for PWM motor control too
Current sink
Available at mouser
ESP8266 WiFi Module WiFi NURDspace
Community Forum
N/A Module
WS2812B 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Driver Chip LED   N Can come in strips (30/60 per meter). Watch the power consumption!
nRF51822 Ultra Low Power Bluetooth Low Energy SoC Bluetooth nRF51 Development Kit N/A SoC is SMT, DK is a PCB
Available at mouser

As a related link, this lists 40 embedded SBCs from 2014.

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