[time-nuts] Good (cheap) PIC chip choice for project?

Rex rexa at sonic.net
Sat May 25 17:24:17 EDT 2013

On 5/25/2013 1:22 PM, Bob Camp wrote:
> If you are going to code on a cheap PIC (the PIC16 series) you will likely need to learn PIC assembler. All my coding on those parts was in assembly language. They are old enough / slow enough / small RAM enough that things like C (or the other high level languages you listed) really don't do well on them.
Several years back I did a bunch of stuff with various PIC16 series 
chips. All of it, except for some minor assembler tweaks, was done in C. 
Glad I did not know it wasn't practical. I would have wasted a lot of 
time coding it in assembler. Of course my goal was just getting 
something done, not being elegant or very efficient. Time-nutty stuff 
like TVB's frequency divider may require the detail and efficiency only 
provided by assembler.

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