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Subject: Re: PIC/Microcontroller recommendation?
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 15:16:15 GMT
Organization: Insight Broadband
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 15:16:15 GMT
"Mike" wrote in message
> I'm looking to design a simple motor control circuit utilizing a
> microcontroller. Basic needs are 4 digital outputs, 3 digital inputs,
> and 3 analog inputs.
> Other factors contributing to the choice are:
> ease of programming.
> low additional component count.
> low cost development/programming system.
> low cost production buy.
> speed and performance levels are not cirtical; this is a very simple
> total production units of about 100.
> The basic stamp was my initial consideration, but is way outside of my
> target production buy cost.
> see below for an overview of the intended application:
For my money's worth I really prefer the Atmel AVR microcontrollers.
There are free development tools -- both assembly and C. The micro's
instruction set was developed to be C friendly. In fact I have been
absolutely amazed by what a small memory footprint C-code fits into on these
They are also very reasonably priced.
The first project I used them on took me 1 1/2 days from start to finish
(including software installation and learning my way around).
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