PIC and 85 series

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Joined May 2, 2007
hello, can anyone tell me what is the main different between PIC and the 85 series family?? which one is better to learn as for a beginner? and which one work better?

thx ya^^:p


Joined Feb 24, 2006
If by '85 series' you mean the 8085, then
8085 is an obsolete Princeton architecture. Programs and data occupy the same linear address space.
PIC mid-range family is a modern Harvard architecure. Programs and data occupy different memory spaces.
What works for you depends on your capabilities and your requirements.


Joined Nov 17, 2003
The 8085 is popular as an introductory because of the availability of simulators that do not require physical hardware to work with (ref. http://freshmeat.net/projects/gnusim8085/). Sometimes those new to embedded systems/microcontrollers struggle to learn the basics when there is hardware in the picture. Of course you should make the transition as you become more familiar with the system.



Joined Apr 26, 2007
I`ve heard somewhere that pic is the best in running motors.
although avr is newer than pic but can not run motors lie pic.
and I heard about a new series of 8085 micro that has been published this year.but in all pic is the best:D