I need to find a device I can use in place of the MC14495-P1 binary to hexadecimal LED driver. This part is sadly very scarce and very expensive these days.
The device is a 16 pin DIP with +5V on pin 16 and Gnd on pin 8 (standard logic chip arrangement)
The closest I have come so far is a 14 pin PIC16F and a bit of reworking of the PCB, but that's going to be a pain in the sphincter as I have to do about 80 of them.
So I am wondering if there is a programmable device from one of the other manufacturers, like Atmel, Maxim, TI, or whoever, that is 16 pins with the power laid out like I need and all the other pins available for IO? I haven't found one as yet, but if anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful.
Oh, and they have to cost < £1 each.