PICs: The only microcontroller out there ?

No, a PIC microcontroller is not the only device out there. Over time many companies have emerged producing a wide variety of microcontrollers which offer similar functionality to the PIC and in many cases they outperform PICs. Before deciding which device to pursue though, the bigger question is what do you need from your Micro? […]

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Storing Data

Data logging or Event monitoring systems generate data that needs to be stored. Depending on the complexity or sophistication of the system the data that needs to be stored could be the value or values captured¬†and the date and time of the event. How can you store this level of complexity? There are two methods […]

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Embedded ToolKit: Part 2

Embedded Toolkit Part 2: Know-how and Hardware In Part 3, I will discuss the software that you need since its best discussed as a single topic. Electronics Know how and Hardware: What do you need to know? Getting a PIC to start up and flash an LED is quite simple, and a bit of savvy […]

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