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Motorola verses Pic Microcontrollers

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Hi,

I am new to microcontrollers and was wodering which should I start with.
Should i use Motorola or PIC.
Someone help me!

thanks
 

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electronics_freak said:
I am new to microcontrollers and was wodering which should I start with.
Should i use Motorola or PIC.
It depends really what you want to do with them, PIC's are small and cheap and use a RISC architecture - this means they are fairly simple to get to grips with. The Motorola processors are probably more powerful, but cost more and are less simple to use.

Using something like a PIC 16F628 will cost you very little to get started, and there's lots of help available. PIC's are cheap enough and easy enough to use to replace things like a 555 timer - it's not as cheap, but it uses a lot less parts and is far more accurate and versatile.

For what it costs I would suggest you try PIC's, and see how you get on.
 
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