how would one identify a chip ?

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by klein, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. klein

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    hi
    i was canalizing a old mouse to fix the mouse i use the most and i noticed these ps2 mice have a chip in each one. is there anyway to identify these two chips one is from a Microsoft mouse and the other from a logitech mouse and both are quite old ball type seems a shame to just throw them away
     
  2. spinnaker

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    Probably a custom chip MSFT is Microsoft's ticker symbol.
     
  3. ErnieM

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    It would be a worse shame to keep them forever.
     
  4. spinnaker

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    When the zombie apocalypse hits and all that works are the old microsoft mice, who will be laughing then? :)
     
  5. klein

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    smiling
    well if old electronic parts will save me then i'm safe i save everything, i might not be able to FIND IT but i have it some where around here lol

    i was just wondering it they could be wiped and reprogrammed is all.
     
  6. Markd77

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    For chips like that which are made in millions they will be manufactured as they are, there won't be any programmable or reprogrammable areas. Maybe you could connect it as it is to the PC and use it as a dual frequency counter.
     
  7. klein

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    wonder if you could hook it to an arduino for a position censor for a small bot
     
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