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

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun May 26 17:08:42 EDT 2013

In message <EED8CC97-4C42-4EED-93FA-B520730516B3 at rtty.us>, Bob Camp writes:

>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=85.

In this case it's the same single chip doing the work.  You can even
access the subroutines from your own code, in case you want to implement
a FAT-disk on the USB port.

I generally use the USB port as a serial ("CDC") device though.

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