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

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Sun May 26 16:23:21 EDT 2013


It is interesting how the various outfits sneak around the flash loader issue on their low end boards. Some of the dual CPU approaches I've seen actually have as much horsepower in the loader CPU as they do in the target. I'm not complaining about getting 2 usable cpu's for a bit over $10….


On May 26, 2013, at 3:47 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:

> In message <CABbxVHvP0JmXo=ObnZUmtTH=7-OHixSWixa0hY3sVgo4Gqdegw at mail.gmail.com>
> , Chris Albertson writes:
>> Probably, one of the best advantages of AVR over PIC is that with avr you
>> can use the GCC compiler.
> I recently had enough of all the trouble with both AVR and PIC chips
> and went ARM, which gives you way better C-language support than
> either has ever done.
> My current preference for random hacks is this one:
> 	https://www.olimex.com/Products/ARM/NXP/LPC-P1343/
> This one has the neat feature that the "firmware-load mode" gives
> you are 32KB "USB-stick" with a single file called "firmware.bin"
> which means that even your grandmother can figure out how to
> update the firmware if need be...
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