Why PIC32?

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leon_heller
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Re: Why PIC32?

Post by leon_heller » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:47 am

It's faster than a three-stage one.

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Re: Why PIC32?

Post by Sal Ammoniac » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:00 pm

So what are some of the disadvantages of PIC32? Other than the fact that it's not spelled A-R-M, of course...

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Re: Why PIC32?

Post by leon_heller » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:31 pm

Power consumption is the main one. There are no 20-pin ones.

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Re: Why PIC32?

Post by EmbeddedMan » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:42 pm

Leon, out of curiosity, why is 20 a magic number? They do have 28 pin PIC32s, and that's pretty close.

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Re: Why PIC32?

Post by leon_heller » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:55 pm

It can be made a lot cheaper, and will compete directly with the smaller 8-bit devices. There is even one NXP ARM in a tiny 2 mm wafer-scale package with 16 balls, the LPC1102.

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Re: Why PIC32?

Post by Acerrimus » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:01 pm

EmbeddedMan wrote:Because chipKIT grew out of a collaboration with Microchip.

And they don't make ARM chips.

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Don't they?

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Re: Why PIC32?

Post by majenko » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:36 pm

No, they don't. They buy companies that attempt to make poor excuses for ARM chips.
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