- on Microcontrollers
- Published in issue 7/2001 on page 0
Keypad Encoder IC with Serial Output
The EDE1144 Keypad Encoder IC from E•Lab Digital Engineering (www.elabinc.com) is designed to interface a matrix-type 4 row × 4 column (16-key or less) keypad to a microcontroller or other host processor. A 1-wire serial or 4-wire parallel interface returns the keypress data and can be used in conjunction with a ‘data valid’ signal for polled or interrupt-driven applications. The EDE1144 provides enhanced keypad features such as contact debouncing and key auto-repeat in an easy-to-use package that will lower software overhead in the host microcontroller and reduce the I/O pin requirements from eight to one, frequently resulting in the use of a less costly host microcontroller in your design.