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2009-03-14 18:10:04

Poken hardware explained, ポーケンをばらす

テーマ:Poken ポーケン
右から 上カバー、本体基盤、下カバー、電池とボタン部分
from right top cover, base board, bottom cover, battery and button part


nobi came over so we decided to take one apart.

THIS IS NO RDIF product, you all should know... many articles about it assumes it is RDIF.

See the coil?


the coil is probably magnetized and when in proximity of another of the same, it discharges causing a data to be written to both units at the same time thus using the battery for a short time and flashing the diodes.

本体基盤。12,000 H.ELE, 8Mは8メガバイトメモリか? USB Chipは18F14K50
2 set of chips, one is the 8mb memory for your 65 unique IDs and the other MT's 18F14K50

Whew, a nice use of the Canon MP-E65mm to shoot these macros, i have recently used this lens to shoot chocolates.. I love this lens.


搭載されているもう一つのチップを65mmマクロで撮影。Microchip tecnologyの 18F14K50と判明。これはUSB用の8ビットMCUだ。USBをエンベッドした安価でプログラマブルな製品だ。このチップのリリースは下。英語ですみません。データロガー、リモコンや音楽プレーヤーでも利用されている。USBと他のエレメント(この場合はコイルとビタンと記憶素子とユニークなシリアル管理)を制御するためのもの。

So it is magnetic energy exchanging data thru coil, then stored on the 8M memory. the 18F14K50 Microchip Tecnology USB interface programmable chip has all the secret software for Poken. See section of the diode as well as the silver circular button (click) on botom


Microchip Technology introduces lowest-cost USB PIC MCUs

June 4, 2008
Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, has announced a new family of 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) for USB applications. The PIC 18F13K50 and PIC 18F14K50 ( PIC 18F1XK50) are the lowest-cost USB MCUs from Microchip and provide a host of features not normally found on inexpensive 8-bit MCUs - enabling the addition of embedded USB into a wide range of applications.

The announcement means Microchip now offers the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of 8-, 16- and 32-bit USB microcontrollers, which are the supported by a single integrated development environment - the free MPLAB IDE Integrated Development Environment which provides a consistent development platform across all PIC MCUs. This offers design engineers a solid migration path to higher levels of performance and functionality.

More engineers are taking advantage of USB as a standardized interface to connect with larger computer-based systems, in combination with other standard embedded serial-interface protocols. The PIC 18F1XK50 MCUs include a host of serial communications interfaces, such as USB 2.0, I 2 C, SPI and USART; enabling them to transfer data between USB and other embedded serial networks. Additionally, they provide a 10-bit, 9-channel Analog-to-Digital Converter ( ADC ) and dual comparators with S/R Latch, giving users the capability to process a variety of environmental inputs - from temperature and humidity logging to capacitive touch-sensing.

"The introduction of the PIC 18F1XK50 USB family exemplifies Microchip's commitment to remain at the forefront of the embedded marketplace," said Steve Drehobl, vice president of Microchip's Security, Microcontroller and Technology Development Division. "More and more, our customers are making USB the protocol of choice when connecting their embedded systems to the outside world. This PIC 18 family allows them to add USB to their designs using a single MCU to perform both the communication and the primary application tasks."

"Microchip's USB product offering in 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC MCUs has expanded significantly during the last few months. The extensive products supported with a single integrated development environment and common software libraries provide customers with an easy migration path to leverage development efforts across many platforms."

Additional features onboard the PIC 18F1XK50 MCUs include a USB host-detection capability, whereby the MCU can be configured to enter SLEEP or any other power-managed mode when a USB connection is not present. The new MCUs can also be internally or externally clocked with seamless on-the-fly switching, bringing further power savings to the user. Furthermore, with an operating voltage range of 1.8 - 5.5V, the MCUs are designed for use in a wide variety of operating environments and power supplies, including batteries, USB interfaces or other power sources.

Above from Consumerinfoline
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