I'm about to buy a parallel ADC to connect to an EPROM in a analog-digital circuit. I've found some potential ADCs but am having trouble deciding if the ADC and EPROM are compatible.
A bistable multivibrator provides a sample signal to the ADC, so there needs to be an input pin to allow for this, which I can't identify. While most ADCs seem to do this without the two monostables, the point is to teach the function of these and the production of a digital signal.
The project is to update an undergraduate electronics project, where students build a digital thermometer, a lot of the currently used components are obsolete. The signal from a thermistor is converted by the ADC, which passes 8-bits to the EPROM. The EPROM outputs a temperature to a 7-segment display.
Components such as op-amps and multivibrators are used for teaching basic electronics (differential inputs, +ve to -ve triggering, A_D conversion, what a byte is etc.), so while there are easier options (we'd use an Arduino if we could), the project requires that we carry out the task this way.
Part of the project is evaluating different options, and as this is electrical engineering, it would be interesting to gauge your opinions on what constitutes basic electronics. What is important to teach absolute beginners and can it be done using microcontrollers?
Sorry if I've missed anything out or if the question seems vague. A lot of these concepts are new to me as a Physicist, and so far any components I look into seem impossible to understand. Most of my electronics knowledge is from carrying out this same experiment two years ago.
So far I've identified 12 essential pins on the ADC. These are: - 8 output pins - Vin-, Vin+ - Voltage regulator signal (I think this is labelled as Vcc/Vref in the datasheet) - Signal from the multivibrators (unsure how this pin is labelled in the datasheet)
Is this correct?
Do you think the selected components are suitable for this task?
Datasheets for the two components: