Ir led transmitter

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by chegueveraful, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. chegueveraful

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Can i drive an IR led in remote control application from a GIO pin directly or use a IR encoder IC and then drive the LED. Is the first way feasible.

    Its a nxp micro controller and RC6 standard protocol being used.

    Kindly reply to this ASAP
  2. Dodgydave

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 22, 2012
    i would use a fet as the driver for the led, as it will take a higher pulsing current and may damage your micro driving the led directly.