Chip dictionary

Discussion in 'Programmer's Corner' started by Robin Mitchell, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Robin Mitchell

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    Hi everyone

    Dont think this exists but im sick of having to open different datasheets for different components so im making a piece of software that has many IC's that you can select and instantly shows the pin layout

    Robin
    Its called ChipDIC
     
  2. thatoneguy

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    That would be pretty handy.

    I mostly use the online datasheet databases, as they are most up to date.

    Trying to get all the datasheets as PDF or other format may be the large hurdle. Doing pinouts only would be nifty, but the same data problem exists for the sheer number of devices available.
     
  3. spinnaker

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    Cool idea but I think this would be a big project. You would have to redraw all of the chips. That is a lot of work.
     
  4. maxpower097

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    I think they exist they are just all out of date or incomplete. That would be a great community project. Even justa part number, name, pinout and pin name would be cool. Great idea.
     
  5. Robin Mitchell

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    well so far i have a program that just shows the pinouts. It only contains one chip, 4008 :p. Every chip is saved in a text file (on its own) and you just select a type of chip. So first, 4000 series, then 4008 :)
     
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  7. Robin Mitchell

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    bertus that website is just awful :p
    A program with a proper layout would be much better!
    This is just confusing!
     
  8. jpanhalt

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    Isn't that what schematic capture PCB programs do? Eagle certainly does it.

    John
     
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  10. retched

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    Mr. Gates, loosewire is trying to get hold of you.

    As for the pinout database program...I would use it.
     
  11. Mr Bill Gates

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    Loosewire has my number
     
  12. nerdegutta

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    It would be nice if one of the features were a comparison table of different transistors, and their substitutes, the same for diodes. Then I would buy it. :)

    Maybe there is a database like that out there I haven't found... :confused:
     
  13. bertus

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    How I do it with PaintCAD, it is a forever problem...
     
  15. Robin Mitchell

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    Do you know what i like about bertus, he is the most polite :p

    I think i will like to persu this, seems a worth while project. What i want is not 100 chips on one page, i have to go through and look for it, i want a list that can do a search and instantly show the pinouts. An interactive program which you can include your own IC's as well!
     
  16. retched

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    You should take it a step further and add spice models for the ICs as you go.

    That way as you lookup the ICs you want, you can also grab the spice model and use it in layouts and simulations...

    Now THAT would be helpful.
     
  17. spinnaker

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    I have been doing some thinking about this project. I think the pin outs don't need to be drawn. I think just a listing with each pin function would do.

    If you still want a graphic representation of the chip then it probably should be generated by your program as opposed to drawing each one free hand and storing the image.

    Or I suppose you could "borrow" the image from the datasheet but that would probably violate some copyright laws.
     
  18. Robin Mitchell

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    thats what my program does, it has different default chips from 8 pin to 40 pin. then you just change the pin layout]
    But at the moment im using text graphics:

    Code ( (Unknown Language)):
    1.  
    2.    Chip Name here
    3.  
    4.      ---------
    5. XXXX|         |XXXX
    6. XXXX|         |XXXX
    7. XXXX|         |XXXX
    8. XXXX|         |XXXX
    9. XXXX|         |XXXX
    10. XXXX|         |XXXX
    11. XXXX|         |XXXX
    12. XXXX|         |XXXX
    13.      ---------
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  19. Robin Mitchell

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    I have the best logo for it :D

    [​IMG]
     
  20. retched

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    If you could mouseover the pins and get info, that would be awesome.
     
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