The PIC was designed (it means 'Peripheral Interface Controller') to take the burden of small tasks away from a microprocessor, in the same way that a UART does with communications.estar82 said:It's maybe a funny question but in fact, this is the first time I've met this word. If some one can, please tell me What is PIC, its role as well as its applications? If you can, please recommend me one simple project using PIC!
Thank you very much!
It's a long time since I used an 8051, kinjalgp. It had no A/D then. Is there one of the family that has it now?kinjalgp said:I prefer 89C2051 than PIC16F84 because I consider it superior than PIC in every aspect except speed. Most of the PICs do not have in-built math instructions i.e. multiply and divide though it can be done through software tricks. Other disadvantage is in my country PIC16F84 is costlier than 89C2051. It has less I/O (not a real problem - other variants are available). There are several other advantages of 89C2051 like on-chip UART and more if you can find them comparing the datasheets.
And finally, 8051 has been the most widely used family of mirocontrollers for more than 20 years.