About a week ago I ordered some product samples from Maxim. I am not talking about the men’s magazine but the IC manufacturer. Well, they got here yesterday so that’s pretty damned quick if you ask me. I was keen to get some hard to obtain ICs for my robot projects. I ordered 3 MAX127 12 bit 4 Channel ADCs, 3 DS1678 Real Time Event Recorders and 3 DS1307 Real Time Clocks. Why would I want all of these devices? Well, they’re all equipped with an I2C interface. I am very keen to learn more about this interface and how I can hook them up to my NXT to do my bidding. I am not sure why I picked the Real Time Even Recorder, but I am sure I can figure something out with it.
The MAX127s are going to be great. They are almost impossible to come by here in the Netherlands, especially for regular consumers such as myself. These ones are in DIP format so I can easily play around with them on a breadboard without the need for some kind of adapter board.
I have another set of samples on their way to me. They’re from Microchip and have a couple of nice memory chips and some other goodies. I will be sure to post about them when they get here.