Hi everyone, this is my first post.
I'm into a new project that consists of a lan-device resetter/switcher based on their online status. I'm looking for the right integrated circuit to base the project on.
Ideally it should be a cheap commercial programmable microcontroller with at least one lan port and a couple of logical programmable I/Os. It's best if it has a couple of years in the market, so there's easy support for it in forums and the like. I also plan to connect some triacs to it (whether directly or thru optocouplers).
I would appreciate any suggestion (possible examples) as I'm really clueless as to where to start looking for. For instance, if someone points me to one or two candidate chips, I will start studying them and that'll be a start after which I can further refine my search.
Thanks in advance!