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Where do you download the MPLAB IDE? I can only find MPLAB X on Microchip, I cant find the original exe on the old PC. I was going to install both on the new PC.
Thanks for the interest.Supposedly XC8 can accept the same syntax as C18. I haven't had an opportunity to really test this though.
Mikroelktronica costs too much, I need debug capability so I would have to buy one of there programmers etc and they are not cheap! Using the IDE and compiler is ok for producing a hex file, but its debug capability I need. This is where I got spoilt with Silicon labs, there 8051 chips are brimming with different peripherals, also the debug ect can be done by any of the cheap dev boards they do or a segger JTAG. Some of the 32 bit chips are out of this world, I have some 8051 chips that have built in radio capability, I have mainly used the 868 frequency. The down side is the tiny package of the chips, its mainly the 8051 that gets as large as SOIC. The rest are BGA etc.Thanks for the interest.
I think you are right - but my issue is with libraries. It is hard work importing libraries from here, there and everywhere. I assumed that MPLABX would come with a good variety of libraries (such as 2x16 LCD), but while PLIB is good, there seems to be a poor choice of default libraries.
Maybe I am expecting too much
Maybe mikroElektronika compilers are just too good
I guess I am struggling with working out what XC8 can give me that ME compilers will not. I can't help thinking that XC8 is better, but I can't see why.
I sense that was the intention, but maybe it is early days.Is the code configuration not supposed to replace the libs?
It will take me ages to get back into pics, I am not a natural programmer. Micros etc and programming are highly structured, I am dyslexic in the extreme. I am also not micro logic orientated, I forget what they call it but, my kind of logic thinking dosnt fit well with micro's. So when I first learn something like C it takes me a long time to grasp it. Once I have then I begin to learn fast.Wow - you really are into a big variety of stuff.
Hats off to you...
I have no hope of keeping up
Good luck and best wishes...
Something to note, many companies will see PIC experience as nearly useless, as PICs are often seen as hobby-only devices (I'm speaking from experience here). Sure, it'll help to demonstrate that you have experience with embedded systems, programming, etc, but experience with ARM is much more valuable and it looks better on a resume.I think its worth learning pics, and they are good for most things. But ARM is also worth a try.
This is a full circle thing.Something to note, many companies will see PIC experience as nearly useless, as PICs are often seen as hobby-only devices (I'm speaking from experience here). Sure, it'll help to demonstrate that you have experience with embedded systems, programming, etc, but experience with ARM is much more valuable and it looks better on a resume.