- on Microcontrollers
- Published in issue 7/2011 on page 47
Some microcontroller applications such as those which log or track information often require current time and date information to be stored along with the collected data. A Real Time Clock (RTC) chip such as the IC DS1307 with battery back-up can be used to supply the required information. This particular chip easily integrates into most designs using the absolute minimum of external components.