Ic's that are compatible with Arduino?

Hello everyone :) I am just wondering what Ic chips that work with the Arduino. And if someone had knew about a cheap provider, it wouldent be a bad thing either.

I hope someone has a clue :P

I am just wondering what Ic chips that work with the Arduino.

Just about any IC chip can be made to work with an Arduino.

And if someone had knew about a cheap provider, it wouldent be a bad thing either.

Cheap or inexpensive? Shipping included or extra? To where?

Oh, wait, here I am again asking a newbie to provide more information. Sorry for the "harassment".

haha :P Well i was asking for a wholesale provider, planning to buy 20- 50 ic's in a bulk. ;)

It has to be shipped to Norway.

Any thoughts of which ic i should use, if i dont want to use the default one (ATMEGA328P-PU) (a little expensive) ::)

Or you could help me with getting arduino to work with "74HC595N "

You seem a little confused. There is no comparison between a shift register (74HC595N) and a microcontroller (328P), they are chalk and cheese. IC stands for integrated circuit, there are thousands (probably going on millions) of different kinds. What exactly do you want to achieve ?

Any thoughts of which ic i should use,

The Arduino environment will work on the Tiny85, the Mega2560 and half the chips in between. I would think the first thing to do is figure out exactly what your application is/will be.

As for the 595, search for it on the forum, there must be a 1000 threads about using it. Also look at the shiftOut function.


Rob

Any thoughts of which ic i should use, if i dont want to use the default one (ATMEGA328P-PU) (a little expensive)"

As you mention the -PU package, does that mean you are only interested in DIP solutions?

It has to be shipped to Norway.

you could try - http://no.farnell.com/

post a pm to AlphaBeta he is from Norway, he should know "local" stores.

Thanx for answers, it seems like i need to figure out a little :-/ However do you guys recommend a clear datasheet for Atmega328 ? :)

http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/ArduinoCoreHardware

Thanx ;D

Time to get working 8-)

The reference in the Arduino area needs to be updated. This is the August 2010 ATMega328P datasheet link: http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc8271.pdf

Years and years and years worth of IC's have been developed to be compatible with "5 Volt TTL LOGIC". That's the key to being compatible with Arduino. 7400 series, 4000(CMOS) series are the oldest and longest living logic families that you can select from.

Datasheets for these are everywhere online.