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Remote control by Microchip's MCU

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stefk

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remote control microchip consumption

Hi friends,
I have a problem building PIC based remote control transmiter.
The problem is power supply of the MCU. I must use 12V battery to supply the transmiter, but for MCU I need 5V. I don't want to interrupt the power supply of the MCU by buttons, but in same time I want to reduce the power consumption, so I can't use simple voltage regulator to supply the MCU. Any ideas?
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Linear (and others) have some very low
dropout regulators. For simple control
applications, you might also consider running
the MCU at the lowest speed possible for
further power savings.
 

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Use the PIC16HV540, it can run on a power supply from 3-15Volts.
It has an inbuilt voltage reg for port A, either 3.3 or 5 volts.
Port B works on the main supply.
Can also go to sleep to save power.
I've used it running on a 9volt battery.
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