AVR vs PIC

Started by Vecheslav Silagadze in Piclist13 years ago 5 replies

I took a brief look at the Atmel AVR datasheets and it seems that even the most lowly uC has vastly more memory and functionality...

I took a brief look at the Atmel AVR datasheets and it seems that even the most lowly uC has vastly more memory and functionality than a PIC with the same pin count. Is there something I'm missing here? why is the AVR not more popular? Could it be the generosity of Microchip with


PIC vs AVR

Started by upand_at_them in Piclist14 years ago 11 replies

Okay, someone recently asked me about whether to start with the PIC or AVR microcontroller. I pretty much said, "ummmm". Let...

Okay, someone recently asked me about whether to start with the PIC or AVR microcontroller. I pretty much said, "ummmm". Let the thread begin. Mike P.S. I've used both. And I'm buying an AVR Butterfly.


Can an ICD 1 be modified to program 16F88 & 16F7X7's, or should I go for an AVR?

Started by scott5342000 in Piclist13 years ago 3 replies

I can't upgrade to MPLab 6.x and use my ICD 1. I don't want to cough up $180 for a new ICD 2. Someone know how to modify...

I can't upgrade to MPLab 6.x and use my ICD 1. I don't want to cough up $180 for a new ICD 2. Someone know how to modify MPLab 5.x and/or reprogram an ICD1? I see Atmel is giving away AVR JTAGICE in-circuit debuggers at their seminars. AVR's look like they have m


PIC do all that AVR do ?

Started by sandeep c p in Piclist13 years ago 14 replies

is there ny diffrence in AVR and PIC ? i think this r the two micos most pple like y most of pple using avr than pic is that...

is there ny diffrence in AVR and PIC ? i think this r the two micos most pple like y most of pple using avr than pic is that becoz of its price or easy i think the main disadvantage of PIC is that a simple programmer will cost a heavy price thaz


PIC conventions

Started by computertechguy2003 in Piclist13 years ago

Hey gang! Does any know of any up coming PIC, AVR, Basic Stamp micro-controller conventions around the Atlanta, Ga;...

Hey gang! Does any know of any up coming PIC, AVR, Basic Stamp micro-controller conventions around the Atlanta, Ga; Huntsville, AL; even Nashville, Tn or Chattanooga, Tn. I live in Elora, Tn so somewhere around the area. It sure would be nice to meet other ppl doing the sam


PIC programmer

Started by saurabhgupta_ece2005 in Piclist10 years ago 1 reply

hello everyone. i am new to PIC microcontroller,so i need help. However i have a lot of experience on avr microcontroller but now i want to...

hello everyone. i am new to PIC microcontroller,so i need help. However i have a lot of experience on avr microcontroller but now i want to work on PIC. i need to know about some homebrew programmer for 16-bit PIC24FJ64GA002 microcontroller. i want to program it without using the costly readymade PICSTART programmer Kit or something like this. So can someone please tell me the link or s...


10F200 samples received

Started by leon_heller in Piclist13 years ago

I received three sample PIC 10F200 chips a few days ago from Microchip. They are in the 8-pin DIL package, although I requested ...

I received three sample PIC 10F200 chips a few days ago from Microchip. They are in the 8-pin DIL package, although I requested SOT-23. I ordered them from the Microchip UK sales dept. I'm working on a programmer for the 10F, using a '2313 AVR (sorry about that), whi


AVR, PIC or ...

Started by Stef Mientki in Piclist14 years ago 10 replies

I just received the engeneering review from Maxim. If I only take a look at the pictures, we should immediatly stop using...

I just received the engeneering review from Maxim. If I only take a look at the pictures, we should immediatly stop using PICs and AVRs and go for Maxim. Judge yourself:  


PIC vs. other MCU

Started by ray xu in Piclist9 years ago 12 replies

Hi, I've been lying low in this group since I joined (1 or 2 months ago). I'm having trouble deciding between using a PIC, AVR, or other low-cost...

Hi, I've been lying low in this group since I joined (1 or 2 months ago). I'm having trouble deciding between using a PIC, AVR, or other low-cost MCU in my project that requires timing precision. What I need is a MCU with at least 1 16-bit timer/counter, low cost (including programmer and compiler), and an easy programming syntax (such as C/C++). The AVRs from Atmel are very popular and low...