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Favorite uC's

Which type of uC do you primarily use?

  • Atmel AVR

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  • PIC

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  • Motorola

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  • Other

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  • IC's are for wimps, I do it all with discrete components!

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Gandledorf

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I just thought it might be interesting to see where the loyalties lie in this community, as I keep hearing PIC thrown around, but rarely anything else.

AVR Forever!
 

kinjalgp

Active Member
I love to use the oldie 8051 family which is the most commonly used family in industry. :D
 

kinjalgp

Active Member
If you are talking about cheap, then also I'll use 8051 family because 89Sxx series from Atmel is the cheapest re-programmable FLASH ROM based uC available in the market. PICs and AVRs cost me 3 times more then 8051s.
Selection of a uC depends upon individual's taste and interest.
 

Dangerous

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I personally use a PIC, but not for the reasons already cited above.

Where I live, I have access to one electronics store, or after a 45 minute drive, I can get to two others.

So my choice is realyy based around what I can get, not the price.

Incidentally, the 4MHZ PIC16F84A is the same price as one of the ATMEL chips at my local store.

The difference being the PIC is a small 18 pin DIP, the ATMEL is a 40? pin chip.

The PIC wins for that reason.

Plus, coupled with the problem that I just built a PIC programmer, and nothing for the ATMEL, that pretty well also pushes me in the PIC direction.

PS I did make the trip to the city, and have two 20Mhz 16F84A's to play with, but alas no crystal :(
 
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