what is a good next step up mcu from 8051?

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by tpny, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. tpny

    Thread Starter Member

    May 6, 2012
    I've been using 8051 and keil c environment for my development and I like it. If I have to do something on a new project involving more math (will be doing a lot of curve fitting calculations based on adc data). I'm thinking of upgrading to a more powerful mcu. Can you provide some recommendation? I would hope for something that's easy to use like the 8051 and minimal enivronment. I don't want an OS (my OS is the while loop). Thank you for any input!
  2. Sensacell

    Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2012
    Try the 16 bit PIC series, by Microchip.