Which microcontroller do you advice?

Started by Tolga Onbay in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 3 replies

I have been tried to develop some small projects on MicroChip's PICs like I said before. But in the commercial area which microcontroller is...

I have been tried to develop some small projects on MicroChip's PICs like I said before. But in the commercial area which microcontroller is most selected? I don't want to waste my time anymore! Nowadays, I'm working on ARMs. Thanks for your advice...


An efficient way to implement bluetooth for an embedded product?

Started by Peter in comp.arch.embedded6 years ago 19 replies

I am looking at developing an industrial product which will have BT. Obviously there are numerous ways to do it, with any microcontroller and...

I am looking at developing an industrial product which will have BT. Obviously there are numerous ways to do it, with any microcontroller and one of the BT modules. My preference is towards the Atmel ATmega128 because we have some other projects, currently using a Hitachi H8/323, which will eventually be migrated to that. Atmel, along with Microchip, seems to be the only company committe...


msp430 beginner

Started by darknightx in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 5 replies

Hi. I recently bought a msp-fet430u80 kit form TI and installed MSPGCC . Im used to make desings with PICs from Microchip but this TI MCU for...

Hi. I recently bought a msp-fet430u80 kit form TI and installed MSPGCC . Im used to make desings with PICs from Microchip but this TI MCU for me is really new and I think that I require a little bit of help, so if somebody just can advice me or answer this message, could probably help me a lot. My questions/troubles are: 1- Is there any C command guide for MSPGCC in where I can read how t...


PICs: Getting started, which chips will I use in the future?

Started by Kyle in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 13 replies

Hello all, I've been a programmer for many years (mostly higher level languages) but I do have some experience with 16-bit x86 assembly and...

Hello all, I've been a programmer for many years (mostly higher level languages) but I do have some experience with 16-bit x86 assembly and the M68HC11 microcontroller. I've decided to learn how to program PICs and I'm looking to sample a few from the microchip website but there are so many to choose from. What chip would you recommend to a beginner? I'd ideally like to have a few ADC inpu...


Microchip's PIC32 : comments needed

Started by whygee in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 33 replies

Hello, I am interested in many ways by MCHP's new family, as it seems to adress many of my requirements. However, this is a brand new thing...

Hello, I am interested in many ways by MCHP's new family, as it seems to adress many of my requirements. However, this is a brand new thing (understand : "preliminary") and although MIPS has been around for ages, the PIC32 is not yet in full production. Errata and the likes will certainly come in wagons, this chips is more complex than what i have seen from this MCHP. So i turn to thi...


Microchip Announces New 48MHz PIC18 Microcontrollers with USB 2.0

Started by Bill Giovino in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 4 replies

They're not kludged serial interfaces, they've got USB 2.0 as native peripherals. There's also a 10-bit...

They're not kludged serial interfaces, they've got USB 2.0 as native peripherals. There's also a 10-bit A/D. http://Microcontroller.com/news/Microchip_PIC18_USB2.asp Regards, Bill Giovino Executive Editor http://Microcontroller.com


Microchip PICKit3

Started by Les Cargill in comp.arch.embedded4 years ago 6 replies

Are these things just utterly useless? It would appear* that the USB handling in MPLAB-X is poorly tested. Might be that "grab reset on the...

Are these things just utterly useless? It would appear* that the USB handling in MPLAB-X is poorly tested. Might be that "grab reset on the DUT" is the problem. *can't really tell which end of the cable is at fault - although the "IDT" grabs it nine out of ten falls. There is even an app note not to use the PICKit3 "for production". An ICD3 works just fine. -- Les Cargill


TI MSP430

Started by Gary Reichlinger in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 90 replies

The TI MSP430 looks like an interesting chip. The low power operation allows 16 bit adc onchip. Now they seem to be doing the sort of...

The TI MSP430 looks like an interesting chip. The low power operation allows 16 bit adc onchip. Now they seem to be doing the sort of things that microchip did in the past such as free seminars and low cost development tools. Like most companies, we have a lot of software written for other microcontrollers, but we will certainly look at TI for new designs. www.ti.com/ez430


C Compiler comparison for PIC18?

Started by Izak van Langevelde in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 20 replies

Does anyone out there know about a decent c compiler which targets the pic18 family? So far, I played with the Sourceboost C compiler and the...

Does anyone out there know about a decent c compiler which targets the pic18 family? So far, I played with the Sourceboost C compiler and the Microchip C18 compiler, I'm happy with none of these, am willing to spend some money on something really good, but won't waste my time on buying and trying... -- Grinnikend door het leven...


Advice on switching microntrollers

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 25 replies

Ok, flamewar time I guess. I am looking to explore new microcontrollers because the ones I have under my belt are coming up short for what I...

Ok, flamewar time I guess. I am looking to explore new microcontrollers because the ones I have under my belt are coming up short for what I need. I have a lot of experience with the 16 series of PICs from Microchip, I have played with basic Stamps (I, II, SX), some experience with Motorola's HC11, HC12 and HC16 series. Currently I use Atmel's AVR (Atmega128) at work. But in trying to b...


Microchip Introduces 16 New Enhanced Mid-Range 8-bit Core Microcontrollers

Started by Bill Giovino in comp.arch.embedded10 years ago 2 replies

http://microcontroller.com/news/microchip_enhanced_midrange_cores.asp 32MHz operation and 20nA sleep current. Article contains a product...

http://microcontroller.com/news/microchip_enhanced_midrange_cores.asp 32MHz operation and 20nA sleep current. Article contains a product roadmap and a selection guide. Bill Giovino Executive Editor http://Microcontroller.com


Atmel Bought by Microchip

Started by rickman in comp.arch.embedded3 years ago 107 replies

Not sure how I missed this one for two months. I see there is already some serious contention with Atmel...

Not sure how I missed this one for two months. I see there is already some serious contention with Atmel employees. http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1329412 I wonder what it will be like for the sales force to be selling PICs, AVRs and ARMs all into much of the same market space? I wonder if the PIC32 will finally bite the dust with ARMs all around it crowding it out of t...


Newbie Again. Where to start?

Started by Tolga Onbay in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 9 replies

Hi, I'm so interested in Operating Systems and Embedded Systems. I have basic knowledge about both of them. But I want to go deeper. I...

Hi, I'm so interested in Operating Systems and Embedded Systems. I have basic knowledge about both of them. But I want to go deeper. I asked before same questions. But the answer was not enough. Let's start from beginning. I have made some experiment on Microchip's PIC like light LEDs. Which Microcontroller is the most used or which is good to start? My target(or dream) is to port linu...


Selfsustained Web server, like IOBridge

Started by Klaus Kragelund in comp.arch.embedded8 years ago

Hi I have been looking at the IOBridge 204 which can let you control stuff via the internet or Iphone etc. (Internet of Things) But, I am a...

Hi I have been looking at the IOBridge 204 which can let you control stuff via the internet or Iphone etc. (Internet of Things) But, I am a bit worried about the fact that it depends on the servers that IOBridge have and the survivability of the company. Ofcourse, the Microchip ENC28J60 is available, but then I need to add a lot of code and tweeking. Any other manufactors our there,...


Need DSP recommendation

Started by Rahul Agarwal in comp.arch.embedded16 years ago 11 replies

Hi, I have been developing an application using a Microchip 18F452 with 40 Mhz clock. Unfortunately, it seems like the device is too slow for...

Hi, I have been developing an application using a Microchip 18F452 with 40 Mhz clock. Unfortunately, it seems like the device is too slow for the application and I need something faster. Hence I am asking for some recommendations. My application is the following. The processor is connected to an analog sensor. It needs to sample the sensor to a 10-bit digital value and transmit it bit-b...


Unusual experiences you have encountered while debugging ?

Started by Simon Clubley in comp.arch.embedded5 years ago 11 replies

[or the day I looked into the face of Hell. :-)] And now for something a little different. :-) What experiences have you had during...

[or the day I looked into the face of Hell. :-)] And now for something a little different. :-) What experiences have you had during debugging an embedded system that make you really wonder out loud what the hell was going on ? I've been building a homebrew programmer for the PIC32MX and have hit some major issues due to the really lousy Microchip programming specification. At one po...


dsPIC: Places for good developer information

Started by Bill Davy in comp.arch.embedded9 years ago 5 replies

It would appear I am about to start on a project using dsPIC30F6015 programmed in C using Microchip's toolchain. It's a long time since I did...

It would appear I am about to start on a project using dsPIC30F6015 programmed in C using Microchip's toolchain. It's a long time since I did any PIC work (and taht was a smaller PIC)and don't seem to have an favourites or news groups that are relevant. I am sure there are some pitfalls to avoid and tips for making life easier (and software better). Where might I find them, or help wit...


Microchip MPLAB IDE Selecting Device

Started by GaryI in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 1 reply

Hi, Is there a simpler way to choose a device from the MPLAB IDE instead of having to go to the Configure> Select Device menu option? Can...

Hi, Is there a simpler way to choose a device from the MPLAB IDE instead of having to go to the Configure> Select Device menu option? Can this device be selected by a keyword/define in code? Help greatly appreciated, Thanks, GI


Makefile or not?

Started by pozz in comp.arch.embedded1 year ago 44 replies

What do you really use for embedded projects? Do you use "standard" makefile or do you rely on IDE functionalities? Nowadays every MCU...

What do you really use for embedded projects? Do you use "standard" makefile or do you rely on IDE functionalities? Nowadays every MCU manufacturers give IDE, mostly for free, usually based on Eclipse (Atmel Studio and Microchip are probably the most important exception). Anyway most of them use arm gcc as the compiler. I usually try to compile the same project for the embedded target...


probable FAQ that I don't know where to find

Started by George in comp.arch.embedded15 years ago 9 replies

Greetings all, I have a PIC project, and I am new to PICs. I need to set up a development environment as cheaply as possible. Can anyone...

Greetings all, I have a PIC project, and I am new to PICs. I need to set up a development environment as cheaply as possible. Can anyone direct me to inexpensive (or free) development tools for a PIC 16F; I found nothing at GNU, and Microchip's site had me running around in circles. At this point, all that I need is an IDE (or compiler/linker) and in-system programmer, but might decide ...