# Opinion on STM8 micros?

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#### Robin Mitchell

Joined Oct 25, 2009
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Hi all,

So I have been playing with STM8 micros and find them rather interesting. But whats your opinion on STM8 and how do you think it compares to others such as PIC and AVR?

#### dendad

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#### Robin Mitchell

Joined Oct 25, 2009
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In all fairness, I am using a clone ST Link debugger and while it took a day to figure out some issues relating to bit manipulation I had no problems installing STVD, the USB programmer, getting a simple flashing light program up and running

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#### Robin Mitchell

Joined Oct 25, 2009
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I think the STM8 has more chance of just....working.... whereas a PIC can be really particular with its peripherals. For example, when you enable the UART on the STM8 it starts working (takes over the IO automatically) but on the PIC you have to configure the I/O pins, make sure error bits are cleared etc. I have also noticed that the STM8 has a much higher MIPS than PICs in general

#### MMcLaren

Joined Feb 14, 2010
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