Workshop Update for February 12th, 2013

in Workshop Update by DP | 7 comments


Finalizing chips to include in Bus Pirate education kit. Anyone know of a cheap serial ADC or DAC in through hole? We continued work on the illustrations for the above mentioned kit. 3D modeling and rendering, as well as breadboard illustrations will be available.

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  1. Tom says:

    Microchip do cheap SPI ADCs and DACs with various degrees of accuracy and resolution.

  2. JanW says:

    TLC548 8 bit serial ADC, pretty oldskool, non-standard serial protocol (basically it’s a shift register)
    MCP3008/3004 10 bit ADC, I2C
    TDA8444 Octal 6 bit ADC
    PCF8591 8 bit ADC/DAC with I2C


  3. uptoolate says:

    Maxim MAX187 (12bit serial DAC in DIP8 pkg).
    Maxim MAX188 (12bit serial ADC, 8 ch, in DIP20 pkg)

  4. Ivan Morales says:

    MAX1243 : 10-bit SPI ADC @ 73ksps. 2.7-5.5 Volts
    MAX1241 : 12-bit version of MAX1243

    MAX5354 : 10-bit SPI DAC.
    MAX5352 : 12-bit SPI DAC.
    TLV5616 : 12-bit SPI DAC (this one is really simple: just send the data with a shift register).

  5. Fullmaj says:

    THink about the cheap MCP4921 SPI DAC !

  6. Ian Caister says:

    I would definitely second the vote for Microchip MCP series. Have personally used the MCP3203 before, very easy, accurate, cheap.

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