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From: One Stone
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Subject: Re: which microcontroller should I choose.
Organization: Chariot Internet - http://www.chariot.net.au
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 20:13:53 +1030
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 20:40:30 EST
"Wouter van Ooijen (www.voti.nl)" wrote:
> >I've been researching microcontrollers but there are just tons and tons. I
> >have no idea which to choose. I can program in assembly. I need it to input
> >serial info from my computer, output about 32 or slightly more bits in
> >parallel and input some video from a homemade robot and send that back to
> >the computer. any suggestions?
> I have document 'start with PICs' at http://www.voti.nl/swp. Besides
> information about starting with PICs there is also a lot about how to
> choose a (first) microcontroller. One-line executive summary: choose
> the brand on non-technical arguments (like help available from an
> experieneced user), then choose within the brand on technical grounds.
> But by all means choose an ICSP flash uC.
> Output 32 bits: either take a 40-pin chip, ort take a smaller one and
> some 74HC595.
> Video: except maybe for a Ubicom SX no microcontroller can handle
That's a bit of a bold statement. There are many that can that are much
slower than the SX, and many that can that are both larger and faster.
> Wouter van Ooijen
> -- ------------------------------------
> PICmicro chips, programmers, consulting
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