So far I have created some LED matrices and with the help of the lovely people on these forums I have used shift registers and darlington pair arrays to light up these matrices and do some basic scrolling text displays.
Now I would like to play around with some other ICs and was wondering which ones would be good to buy. At the moment I am looking at buying: AMIC A25L016-F A 16 Mbit flash memory module http://www.amictechnology.com/pdf/A25L016.pdf MICROCHIP PIC12F683-I/P PIC microcontroller http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/11631.pdf
To respectively give me more memory and to offload the row scanning to another processor to free up the arduino for application processing. I am also going to buy a programmer for the pic controller.
Are these IC suitable to interface with the arduino? Are there other ICs that I should look at integrating into my LED projects.
Thanks in advance