need help choosing microcontroller

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by snga, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. snga

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    Hi, I'm a electrical engineer designing switch mode power supply. One of the customer making Christmas lighting request me to design a power supply with some built in function. ie. different flashing light pattern, music, etc.

    I have very little experience with microcontroller. I wonder if anyone can suggest me a microcontroller that is adequate for this job or any other method for consideration. Thanks in advance.
  2. RiJoRI

    Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2007
    First, I would keep the power supply separate from the lighting controller.
    As to a micro, look at the Arduino or BASIC Stamp. The Arduino was designed with the novice in mind.