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Learning C for PICs

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boscoe

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So my analogue electronics is very strong but my knowledge of micros is really holding me back at the minute.

I've been wanting to use micros for at least a year now but I have found nothing useful to help me learn the C language. I want to use C and PICs because I plan to use it in work late in life so I would rather use a commercial compatible solution to start off with.

I know no assembler or C, I played about with an arduino for half an hour at a friends but that's it!

Any videos/websites would be helpful!

Thanks
Boscoe
 

Ian Rogers

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Check out the tutoral's in my signature

Nigel has made ASM tutorials with hardware examples..

I have converted the tutorials to C for those who wish to learn..
I have also done an MPLAB IDE tutorial for the same chip... http://www.electro-tech-online.com/threads/eb08.582/
 

Vizier87

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I want to use C and PICs because I plan to use it in work late in life so I would rather use a commercial compatible solution to start off with.
Hi,
I stick to PICs only for convenience. But if you plan to use it for work, I know a lot of guys who'd diss PICs. I don't really know why, but then my usage has only been for research. :D
 

misterT

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Hi,
I stick to PICs only for convenience. But if you plan to use it for work, I know a lot of guys who'd diss PICs. I don't really know why, but then my usage has only been for research. :D
AVR is very popular in universities and other academic "institutes". PICs have a long history and strong place in industry. AVRs are coming strong to industry also because of Atmels business strategy to market and provide good support for academic and hobby work. I think lot of small starter companies use Atmel products, but larger "more serious" companies use PICs. Then there is Motorola..
 

Vizier87

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AVR is very popular in universities and other academic "institutes". PICs have a long history and strong place in industry. AVRs are coming strong to industry also because of Atmels business strategy to market and provide good support for academic and hobby work. I think lot of small starter companies use Atmel products, but larger "more serious" companies use PICs. Then there is Motorola..
I rarely find any companies using PIC in their products, but I pried open a few gadgets and I found that it was used by ADT. What other companies use 'em anyway? :)
 

Ian Rogers

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I rarely find any companies using PIC in their products, but I pried open a few gadgets and I found that it was used by ADT. What other companies use 'em anyway? :)
I use them.... And several of my competitors use them.... The PCB assembly house that makes my boards report that the PIC is dominant, This may only be here up north...
 
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