Adding housekeeping functions to your secondary MCU
Board designers are constantly looking for ideas to optimize their printed circuit board (PCB) designs. From reducing board size to lowering costs and the number of components, maximizing efficiency is a requirement for almost any design.
By adding a secondary microcontroller (MCU) to a board to handle housekeeping or system level functions, all of these key careabouts can be addressed. In this training series, we show you how to begin implementing some of these housekeeping functions, such as driving LEDs, waking up the ADC on a threshold, etc., in your design through software.
For each housekeeping function that is shown, there is an associated GUI and software example for evaluation, as well as documentation on how to