Machine Independent Storage Idea...
cclist at sydex.com
Sat Dec 9 10:45:29 CST 2006
On 9 Dec 2006 at 9:02, joseph c lang wrote:
> Actually My first draft was a 555. By the time all the requirements were met,
> the component count had gotten out of hand. 7420,555,7438,handfull
> of descretes... a single 20 pin package a crystal and a transistor didn't
> seem like overkill.
> And it would handle the creeping feature bloat My projects suffer from ;^)
I happened to mention this to a customer yesterday who sells
computerized scales and the like. His comment was that a PIC was
very competitive with a 555, when one considered the external
discrete component count and glue--although he admitted that a number
of his products still use lots of 555s.
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