The KBDSER16 IC is designed to provide a serial ASCII output encoder for keyboards up to 16 keys. The KBDSER16 IC contains all the logic necessary to encode a SPST keyboard switch array up to 4 by 4 in size and provide a serial ASCII output. The output is standard asynchronous format, using 8 bits, 1 stop and no parity at 9600 BPS. Other formats and encoding are available, contact the factory. The array can be a 4 x 4 array, but smaller arrays such as a 3 x 4 array or any smaller size may be used. The KBDSER16 IC handles debouncing and encodes the keys with no external parts. All timing is internally generated. No external diodes are required in the array to prevent key ghosting in a two key rollover situation. A .1 uF bypass capacitor is suggested across the VDD and VSS pins. The part uses the standard 20 pin .3 inch width SOIC and DIP package.
Spec sheet: Keyboard Encoder Serial output 16 keys
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