1. Dalaran

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    I've currently been working with the 16F series and am looking to purchase a couple of larger PICs for when my easypic board comes in.

    What is your suggestion or which to get or what is most popular?

    Thanks.
     
  2. walid el masry

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    pic16f877a
     
  3. Markd77

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  4. walid el masry

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    why ? i think every thing is going to be cheaper ?
     
  5. Markd77

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    Don't really know, but check out the price of 16F84A (very old but still in production) with 16F628A (pin compatible and better in every way). From my supplier the 84A is 3 times the price.
    I guess they are trying to persuade people to upgrade so they can phase out the older ones someday.
     
  6. varunpatilkarad

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    hi, wil u plz tell me from where i can have the exact prices of the pic controller 877 or an older 7x series
     
  7. russ_hensel

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    Look at the 18F series, often almost as cheap and a lot of juice. For example PIC18F4550. Program in C ( free compiler from MChip ) Look at how the usb bitwacker does it, or get one.
     
  8. varunpatilkarad

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    what major precautions should i take while handling it bcoz i m going to handle the current of 60A
     
  9. THE_RB

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    I think 60A is out of the spec for PIC pins.
     
  10. lmartinez

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    I would suggest going for the 16f887. It will be a gradual jump.
     
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