Need help finding explanations/walkthroughs of ICs

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by Mach3Maelstrom, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Mach3Maelstrom

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 19, 2012
    I'm looking through past designs and am trying to reverse-engineer how it was done (explanations not well documented).

    I can find the datasheets for the ICs, but I can't find many resources that explain HOW the IC behaves under certain conditions (i.e. Pin 1 goes LOW when xyz and Pin 2 reads when the voltage is 30% of the supply, etc).

    Could someone provide me with a resource or two where I can find elementary explanations like these? Here are two of the ICs I'm looking at as an example:
    - ISL4223EIRZ
    - LM2662M


    EDIT: To help you help me, here are a few resources I'm looking through currently for datasheets:
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012
  2. shortbus

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 30, 2009
    Always go to the manufacturers web site and look for "aplication notes" for the IC your interested in. They usually have a good explanation of the chip, better than the data sheet.
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