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Offline Gall

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Re: do you have a favourite ic
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2012, 06:19:05 pm »
For analog circuits - TL074 for sure! Also TL072.

Some time ago due to limited stock I used to use Russian K561LA7 (equiv. 4011) and K561LN2 (equiv. 4049) even in some analog circuits. Not doing so anymore since better parts are available.

No favorite IC for digitals - lot of different ones, mostly AVRs. I hate PICs. ATmega8 maybe.
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Online Sal Ammoniac

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Re: do you have a favourite ic
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2012, 06:30:28 pm »
For vintage ICs it would have to be the 68000 for me. I wrote hundreds of thousands of lines of firmware in assembly code for that little bugger back in the day. Some of those products are still being sold even today.

For modern chips, the ARM Cortex-M3.

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Re: do you have a favourite ic
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2012, 01:31:17 am »
I love the little 741, I did tons of work in audio growing up, so I would make little audio mixers out of that chip, from various line level sources.

The 6502 chip is my favorite processor, because I know that chip intimately.  I am super comfortable hand assembling / hand coding 6502 code, and the Commodore 64 is where I did the most ASM, but the Apple ][e, I did some ASM too.


Other components, I like rectangular bi-color LED's, and those little 6V lamps in a pack of three from Radio Shack.

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