Published on: 2006-10-22
Very low cost microcontrollers are extending the use of software to many unconventional applications: Read More... Here is a photo of two `tiny' microcontrollers I had purchased recently; the bigger one is the ATTiny15 in an 8 pin DIP package and the smaller one is the PIC10F206 in an SOT package. The PIC costs only Rs.25 in unit quantiy - the price should drop considerably once you deal in large volumes - maybe, just a few rupees. That is as cheap as commonly available logic gates, timer chips etc!