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Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by parkerp1000, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. parkerp1000

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    Hi,
    I am doing a project on IC's and I can't find what language most IC's are programed in please help.
    thanks,
    Parker
     
  2. #12

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    Most IC's aren't programmed.
     
  3. Papabravo

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    "Solder is my favorite programming language"
    -- Steve Ciarcia
     
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  4. Sparky49

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    That's a good quote.

    @Parkerp, there isn't really one language which stands out for programming microcontrollers, however, I would hazard a guess at C (or varients of) would be the most used.
     
  5. Papabravo

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    There were a lot of PALs that were programmed in Abel and CuPL not to mention PALASM. Altera and Xilinx both had proprietary languages and VHDL and Verilog are used for large scale projects.
     
  6. Dodgydave

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    Which IC's are you looking at in particular?
     
  7. MrChips

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    All programmable digital devices are programmed in binary.
     
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  8. toffee_pie

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    for mainstream vlsi devices and the such verilog/vhdl would be the main ones, for lesser microcontrollers c,assembly.

    i think if you were fluent in c, assembly and a hdl you would be pretty safe. :p
     
  9. Sparky49

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    Guru Chips is spot on. :D
     
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