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Microcontrollers are everywhere, from children’s toys and your TV remote control to your motorcar and implantable medical devices. There is no escaping the wide variety of microcontrollers out there and the myriad of applications they can inhabit and the effects that they have on our lives.

A Microcontroller is a self-contained system, containing a processor, memory, and peripherals and is designed to provide real-time responses to the embedded system that they are controlling.

8-bit. 16-bit, 32-bit, flash memory, Ram size, input and output lines, supply voltage and speed, microcontrollers come in many shapes and sizes and with differing abilities, what one will you use in your latest design project?

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mikemcglade

Microcontrollers

January 10, 2020 15:30

Rapid Prototyping with Microchip 8-Bit Microcontrollers - Part 1

Being able to take source code components from basic drivers to services and stacks and combine them into a custom application to showcase a specific use case is what rapid prototyping is all about. Having software in source code format and...

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mikemcglade

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January 17, 2020 09:38

Rapid Prototyping with Microchip 8-Bit Microcontrollers - Part 2

Taking an idea from discovery to prototyping, and eventually to the creation of an end product can be a challenging proposition. The prototyping platform one chooses is of paramount importance – it can impact both discovery phase and final production

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  • 4 months ago

    Ray , please take a look at this book by colleague Lucio Di Jasio - This is ( not ) Rocket Science , things have moved on alot from the days of Assembly Programming - I've got a spare copy...
  • 5 months ago

    Check you have the correct part number.
    The closest I could find is the STM32F102C8T6 (723-8968) and STM32F302C8T6 which are both available from RS with datasheet links and available in PCB Part...
  • 6 months ago

    Like Boss, I had some exposure to Forth (and a variant of it) back in the '80s, on an IBM minicomputer. It shared (along with the APL language) a reputation for code that was powerful but more writable...
  • 6 months ago

    Interesting! I used Forth back in the 80's but we ended up dropping it for C later mainly due to code support issues between the team. We found we could quickly write fast code, but when we needed to change...
  • 6 months ago

    @JohnAHind Well, it's often been said that Forth is the Marmite of computer languages! The FORTHdsPIC project started as a way of comparing the performance of an embedded Forth I wrote for the 8-bit Z80...
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