1. amansohi1417

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    PIC
    I think it is called Programmable Interrupt Controller which is 8259 A.
    Are there different PIC with respect to microprocessor and microcontroller ?
     
  2. RiJoRI

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    Yes, indeed! There is a "PIC" microcontroller made by Microchip. In discussions these days, "PIC" is more likely to refer to Microchip's product than to the 8259.

    --Rich
     
  3. bertus

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    Hello,

    PIC stands for "Peripheral Interface Controller".
    Here is a page from the EDUCYPEDIA on PIC's.
    http://www.educypedia.be/electronics/pics.htm

    There are many PIC microcontrollers.
    They come as 8 / 16 or even 32 bit versions.
    Here is the Homepage of Microchip Technology , the maker of the PIC's.
    http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=64

    Another interesting page on PIC's is this one:
    http://www.best-microcontroller-projects.com/index.html

    There are also other families of microcontrollers.
    There are types like AVR's , 8051.
    There are projects with them on this page:
    http://www.kmitl.ac.th/~kswichit/

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
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  4. Dave

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    In ye olden days, the acronym PIC stood for Programmable Intelligent Controller (see http://www.rhoent.com/pic16xx.pdf), although I am led to believe the "I" originally stood for Interface, or depending on who you believe Input. PIC is really just a word in itself now.

    Dave
     
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  5. bertus

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  6. amansohi1417

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    A big big thanks to all of you.
     
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