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LED candle effect: Tear down and decap of a controller

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 in LEDs, Teardowns by DP

A teardown video from Electronupdate:

A dollar store item which implements a flickering candle effect using and LED. A look at the technology: linear feedback shift register or ROM based? Let’s decap the controller and take a look at the silicon die to find out!

More details at Electronupdate blog.

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