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.


 

Overview

Type Matrix FN-Keys Mouse USB PS/2 Serial ADB Codes per key Package Module Status
KeyWarrior28 8x8 2 2 / Macros

QFN28, DIL28
SO24 Replacement

coming Sampling
KeyWarrior8 8x8 2 1 / 8 / Macros

SSOP48,
DIL Replacement

Not for new design
KeyWarrior8 LED 8x8 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48,
DIL Replacement
Not for new design
KeyWarrior16 16x8 1 / 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48,
DIL Replacement
Not for new design
KeyWarrior20 20x12 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48 Not for new design
KeyWarrior24-8 8x8 2 1 / Macros Discontinued
KeyWarrior24-8M 8x8 2 1 / Macros Discontinued
KeyWarrior24S3 3 encoders 2 1 / Macros Discontinued
KeyWarrior24D direct input Discontinued
KeyWarriorCO 16x8 1 / 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48,
DIL Replacement
Not for new design
KeyWarriorCV 16x8 1 / 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48,
DIL Replacement
Not for new design
KeyWarriorCH 16x8 1 / 2 1 / 8 / Macros SSOP48,
DIL Replacement
Not for new design

 

Datasheets and Downloads

  Typ Download Operating system
pdf Datasheet KeyWarrior  
pdf Datasheet KeyWarrior8 LED  
pdf Datasheet KeyWarrior CH  
pdf Datasheet Scancodes  
zip Software Downloadtool MacOSX
zip Software Downloadtool Windows
zip Software Keytable Editor Windows
zip Keytables Empty Keytables  
zip Software, Samplecode KeyWarrior8 LED Windows