Microchip Introduces First 16-bit Microcontroller Product Line - the PIC24

Started by Bill Giovino October 11, 2005
http://microcontroller.com/news/microchip_pic24.asp

Up to 40MIPS performance, up to 256Kbytes Flash, a 23-bit address bus, and
Microchip's benchmarks show that it's faster than the Infineon C16X. A parts
selection matrix is included.


- Bill Giovino
   Executive Editor
   http://Microcontroller.com



http://microcontroller.com/news/microchip_pic24.asp

Up to 40MIPS performance, up to 256Kbytes Flash, a 23-bit address bus, and
Microchip's benchmarks show that it's faster than the Infineon C16X. A parts
selection matrix is included.


- Bill Giovino
   Executive Editor
   http://Microcontroller.com



Re: Microchip Introduces First 16-bit Microcontroller Product Line - the
PIC24

Of course, I mean MICROCHIP's *first* 16-bit microcontroller...



Bill Giovino wrote:

> http://microcontroller.com/news/microchip_pic24.asp > > Up to 40MIPS performance, up to 256Kbytes Flash, a 23-bit address bus, and > Microchip's benchmarks show that it's faster than the Infineon C16X.
Maybe someone should tell Microchip about the XC166 ? [Oh yes, that would make the Pic24 look worse, so that's why they'll be keen to compare with a 15 year old core.... ] -jg
Bill Giovino wrote:

> Re: Microchip Introduces First 16-bit Microcontroller Product Line - the > PIC24 > > Of course, I mean MICROCHIP's *first* 16-bit microcontroller...
Err, isn't this just a subset/respin of the dsPIC, so it't not actually even Microchip's first 16 bit controller ? [ but facts never get in the way of a good marketing banner...] -jg
ouch... hammer that 'marketing'.. touchee





"Bill Giovino" <editor@noospam-microcontroller.com> wrote in message
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> http://microcontroller.com/news/microchip_pic24.asp > > Up to 40MIPS performance, up to 256Kbytes Flash, a 23-bit address bus, and > Microchip's benchmarks show that it's faster than the Infineon C16X. A
parts
> selection matrix is included. > > > - Bill Giovino > Executive Editor > http://Microcontroller.com > > >
They mean of course "their" first 16 microcontroller product.. shame.. I guess they gave up with the 8 bit trash and are now attempting to poison the 16 bit market Just another "me too product".. probably have to wait another 2 years for a useable c compiler to boot...
Bill Giovino wrote:

> http://microcontroller.com/news/microchip_pic24.asp > > Up to 40MIPS performance, up to 256Kbytes Flash, a 23-bit address bus, and > Microchip's benchmarks show that it's faster than the Infineon C16X. A parts > selection matrix is included. > > > - Bill Giovino > Executive Editor > http://Microcontroller.com
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In article <EaOdnRQBRskgC9benZ2dnUVZ_s2dnZ2d@comcast.com>, Bill Giovino
<editor@noospam-microcontroller.com> writes
>http://microcontroller.com/news/microchip_pic24.asp > >Up to 40MIPS performance, up to 256Kbytes Flash, a 23-bit address bus, and >Microchip's benchmarks show that it's faster than the Infineon C16X. A parts >selection matrix is included. > > >- Bill Giovino > Executive Editor > http://Microcontroller.com
SO just as the 16 bit market is declining Microchip enter it. The 8 bit parts are getting more powerful and thanks to ARM the 32 bit ones a lot less expensive. The 16 bit market is on the decline. There are a few well entrenched parts that will go on for some time but now is not the time to introduce a new 16 bit family. -- \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\ Chris Hills Staffs England /\/\/\/\/ /\/\/ chris@phaedsys.org www.phaedsys.org \/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
TheDoc wrote:

> shame.. I guess they gave up with the 8 bit trash and are now attempting to > poison the 16 bit market
I wish some of the other micro producers would give as comprehensive a coverage as Microchip. Their core architecture may be foul, but the selection of packages (including DIP), peripherals, operating voltages, and availability of development stuff leaves me utterly jealous. Paul Burke