The KeyWarrior chip family encapsulates the whole protocol and electronic know-how for building a keyboard with or without embedded mouse function. Wether you need few or many keys, or programmable macro functions, KeyWarrior is an easy to use solution for USB and PS/2 (some models do also support ADB and for the mouse function serial).

For volume production it is possible to get factory programmed chips with your custom key table. If macros are required or if flexibility is required the Flex, Operator, Commander, and Cell variants store the key table in inexpensive external EEPROMs.

KeyWarrior chips support multiple protocols. The interface to be used is simply selected by connecting the appropriate cable. KeyWarrior Combo chips do have a second PS/2 and some even a serial port for the mouse function.

KeyWarrior24-8 is a factory programmed controller for simple keyboards. It supports USB keyboards with up to 64 keys and requires only minimal external circuitry.

KeyWarrior24D turns parallel data into keystrokes, which allows many devices to easily generate keyboard input.


 

Overview

Type Matrix FN-Keys Mouse USB PS/2 Serial ADB Codes per key Package Module
KeyWarrior8 8x8 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48, DIL Replacement
KeyWarrior8 LED 8x8 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48, DIL Replacement
KeyWarrior16 16x8 1 / 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48, DIL Replacement
KeyWarrior20 20x12 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48
KeyWarrior24-8 8x8 2 1 / Macros SOIC24, DIL24
KeyWarrior24-8M 8x8 2 1 / Macros SOIC24, DIL24
KeyWarrior24S3 3 encoders 2 1 / Macros SOIC24, DIL24
KeyWarrior24D direct input SOIC24, DIL24
KeyWarriorCO 16x8 1 / 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48, DIL Replacement
KeyWarriorCV 16x8 1 / 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48, DIL Replacement
KeyWarriorCH 16x8 1 / 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48, DIL Replacement

 

Datasheets and Downloads

Datasheets Software and Samplecode
pdf KeyWarrior CH
pdf KeyWarrior
pdf KeyWarrior8 LED
pdf KeyWarrior24
pdf KeyWarrior24D
pdf KeyWarrior WUSB
pdf KeyWarrior Scancode Tables
zip Downloadtool MaxOS X
zip Downloadtool Windows
zip Keytable-Editor Windows
zip Samplecode KeyWarrior8 LED
zip Empty Keytables