Microcontroller usage

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Poul Meinhard Poulsen, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Poul Meinhard Poulsen

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    Oct 27, 2014
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    Hi

    I'd like to make a small survey, about which microcontroller you use, and from which nation you are from.
    this is suppose to be used in a project we're doing.
    If you would like to specify why, you use these microcontrollers, then you are welcome to do that.
    Or if you have a history of another microcontrollers that you've used, you would be welcome to share that too.

    thank you in advance

    Best Regards
    Poul M. H. Poulsen
     
  2. ISB123

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    I use Atmel MCU's, most of them are ATtiny or Mega.
    I use Atmel ones because I have Ardunio which can program AVR chips so I don't have to buy dedicated programmer.
    Usage: CNC controllers,PC input devices and for some other "simpler" projects.
     
  3. takao21203

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    Thats funny, essentially the Arduino is a programmer. There are also USBASP programmers, some smaller Arduinos dont have USB.
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    In the past PDP11, Intel 8085.
    Currently Microchip 18F series.
    Small powerful instruction set.
    Peripheral capabilities.
    Availability.
    Support.
    Cost.
    Centre of N.A. Canada.
    Max.
     
  5. lightingman

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    Hi.

    Daniel, South Wales, UK.

    PIC16F and 18F series now.

    In the past NS8750PD-11 piggy back MCU.
     
  6. MrChips

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    I have used 1802, 6502, 6800, 6801, 6802, 6805 6809, 68000, 4004, 8008, 8085, 8088, 8086, Z80, MC146805, 186, 286, 386, 486, 8035, 8051, 68HC11, AVR, PIC, HC908, HCS08, TMS320, ADSP-21992, DSP56F807, MSP430, STM32F407.

    Did I forget something?
     
  7. WBahn

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    Interesting homework problem.

    I don't do a lot of microcontroller work (mostly ASIC design), but when I do I use the PICs because it is what I am familiar with and as long as they meet my needs I can't justify the overhead of switching. I primarily use them in test systems to test our ASIC designs.
     
  8. jpanhalt

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    Microchip PIC's, because when I started there were tons of tutorials for them, like Nigel's and Easy PIC'ns. I had an early Ti 99/4 (Ti Basic) and had used Microsoft basic (early PC) at work. Twenty years later, I was just too old and lazy to learn a new language. MPASM has done fine by me. I don't consider the cost of PIC programmers in the least bit significant. I started with PICStartPlus, which was great, then used PK3 for a short period (lousy power supply), now I use an ICD3. Basically, it works and does what I need. Why change?

    John
     
  9. Brevor

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    Intel 8048, 8051, 8052
    Microchip 12F and 16F
     
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