Re: New PIC: 16F628 - 16F84 killer?
As I'm sure quite a few of you have used this, so have I, and it is
what they claim.
I am not programming much in assembly anymore, so for simple projects
I cheat and use PicBasic Pro (PBP) with the '628.
The chip is readily available from everywhere, and useful features
like true multitasking make it great, even with PBP.
I switched from the '84 in one day, and wondered how I got by with
Have a nice afternoon,
> Is this chip really available ? IMHO the main problem with newgeneration
> PICs is their availability.use them :-)
> I was waiting for more than 2 years for chips like 16F87x and in the
> meantime, I started to use Atmel AVRs.
> PICs are good uControllers, but if you can't buy them, you cannot
> Happy New Year
- At 02:02 PM 12/31/01 -0800, you wrote:
>supports easy low-voltage programming. In some applications,Is this chip really available ? IMHO the main problem with new generation
>you can even use an internal oscillator in the 16F628 and do away
>with the need for either a crystal or ceramic resonator. What's more,
>it costs about half as much as the 16F84. Is it any wonder it has
>been called the 'F84 killer' in some quarters?"
PICs is their availability.
I was waiting for more than 2 years for chips like 16F87x and in the
meantime, I started to use Atmel AVRs.
PICs are good uControllers, but if you can't buy them, you cannot use them :-)
Happy New Year