This is a breakout board for the very handy 16-Channel Analog/Digital Multiplexer/Demultiplexer CD74HC4067. This chip is like a rotary switch - it internally routes the common pin (COM in the schematic, SIG on the board) to one of 16 channel pins (CHANxx). It works with both digital and analog signals (the voltage can't be higher than VCC), and the connections function in either direction. To control it, connect 4 digital outputs to the chip's address select pins (S0-S3), and send it the binary address of the channel you want (see the datasheet for details). This allows you to connect up to 16 sensors to your system using only 5 pins!
Since the mux/demux also works with digital signals, you can use it to pipe TTL-level serial data to or from multiple devices. For example, you could use it to connect the TX pins of 16 devices to one RX pin on your microcontroller. You can then select any one of those 16 devices to listen to. If you want two-way communications, you can add a second board to route your microcontroller's TX line to 16 device's RX lines. By using multiple boards, you can create similar arrangements for I2C, SPI, etc.
The internal switches are bidirectional, support voltages between ground and VCC, have low "on" resistance and low "off" leakage, and to prevent crosstalk, perform "break-before-make" switching. The board also breaks out the chip's "enable" pin, which when driven high, will completely disconnect the common pin (all switches "off").
Miniature Single Pull Single Throw switches. These are high quality Omron type B3F momentary on switches. This switch has a very large 13mm tall button. Perfect as an embedded switch behind an enclosure wall. Rated up to 50mA.
The TLC5940 is a 16 channel PWM unit with 12 bit duty cycle control (0 - 4095), 6 bit current limit control (0 - 63), and a daisy chainable serial interface. It is handy for expanding the number of PWM outputs available.
In secure embedded systems, you often need to authenticate messages or connected devices but many microcontrollers aren\'t set up for the necessary cryptography. That\'s where the Atmel ATSHA204 comes in.
Round and round and round they go! 24 ultra bright smart LED NeoPixels are arranged in a circle with 2.6" (66mm) outer diameter. The rings are \'chainable\' - connect the output pin of one to the input pin of another. Use only one microcontroller pin to control as many as you can chain together! Each LED is addressable as the driver chip is inside the...
Be the belle of the ball with the NeoPixel Jewel! We fit\'seven of our the tiny 5050 (5mm x 5mm) smart RGB LEDs onto a beautiful, round PCB with mounting holes and a chainable design to create what we think is our most elegant (and evening-wear appropriate) NeoPixel board yet.
Have you ever wanted to start your widget the same way you start your car? These key switches are the key to making that happen. This simple ON-OFF switch can be used to power up your project with the turn of a key. Two large (2mm x 4.5mm) solder lugs on the back make connecting wires easy.
You\'re too cool for I2C, and SPI has so many wires, 8-bit parallel... how can that be fashionable!? You are a 1-Wire kinda gal, and you want more 1-Wire breakouts in your life to complement all of your great engineering. Well rock on, because here you go, it\'s a 1-Wire controller with two open-drain GPIO.
This is a row of 40 break away headers spaced 0.1" apart with long pins on both sides. This header is especially useful when you need to connect a PCB to a solderless breadboard. Each header can be broken apart to your preference to fit custom PCBs or general custom headers.