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'[PIC] Brits thinking of buying a PICkit2...'
I mentioned some time ago that Farnell are selling a Promotional pack of the PICkit2 "with 9 PIC samples", but they don't tell you what you get!
Well I've received mine and can now report that you get...
The PICKit 2 Starter Pack (the programmer itself plus the development board with a 690 in place, USB cable, CDs and docs)
One each of the following PICs:
10F202T - I/OT (6 pin SOT-23)
10F202 - I/P (8 pin DIP)
10F206T - I/OT (6 pin SOT-23)
10F206 - I/P (8 pin DIP)
The rest are all DIP packaged:
I don't know how they chose the 16's, but I don't "know" any of them! I wonder why they didn't go for 6x8, 88, 819, etc?
Anyway, even if you don't want any of these chips, the price for the whole thing is cheaper than the Starter Pack alone, so a Good Thing for anyone
who wants a PICkit 2.
This is the link to the product page: http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/endecaSearch/partDetail.jsp?SKU=9945350 and they're still showing "In Stock".
On 8/23/06, Howard Winter <h2org.demon.co.uk> wrote: HDRW
> The rest are all DIP packaged:
> I don't know how they chose the 16's, but I don't "know" any of them! I wonder why they
> didn't go for 6x8, 88, 819, etc?
The "16's" are all 12-bit core parts. So all included samples are
12-bit core parts.
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> I don't know how they chose the 16's, but I don't "know" any of
> them! I wonder why they didn't go for 6x8, 88, 819, etc?
i reckon "9 pic saples" means 9 pics they happen to be overstocked on at the
time they put the pack together. I certainly wouldn't bet on it being
consistant between packs ordered at different times.
William Couture wrote:
> The "16's" are all 12-bit core parts. So all included samples are
> 12-bit core parts.
Eww. Guess they're going for cheapness then.
Personally I can't stand the 12-bit architecture. I'll put up with most of its
quirks, but the 16-byte RAM-per-page limit is damned annoying...
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> Personally I can't stand the 12-bit architecture. I'll put up
> with most of its
> quirks, but the 16-byte RAM-per-page limit is damned annoying...
A good compiler (or set of macro's) can make that invisible, but what
about the 2-level stack!
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2006/8/23, peter green <p10link.net>:plugwash
> > I don't know how they chose the 16's, but I don't "know" any of
> > them! I wonder why they didn't go for 6x8, 88, 819, etc?
> i reckon "9 pic saples" means 9 pics they happen to be overstocked on at
> time they put the pack together. I certainly wouldn't bet on it being
> consistant between packs ordered at different times.
It sounds like exactly the same set they gave out for second and third
prizes at last year's STARTnow competition. Hope you got the I/O ICs with it
too, and the nice black box...
On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 16:01:49 -0400, Maarten Hofman wrote:
No, just the things I mentioned - the Starter Pack and 9 anti-static packets with the PICs in. But as I said, it was cheaper than the Starter Pack alone,
so I don't feel very cheated! :-)
Out of all their PIC deals, I think this is the best
one in YEARS! The other PIC dev tools are OVERPRICED!
PS:Why can't farnell be priced like digikey :(
--- Howard Winter <H2Org.demon.co.uk> wrote: HDRW
Well, it is basically not for doing something very big. For example for my
PWM filter I use only 6 or 7 bytes (have to chek the current stage of the
source :-) And because I do not need large program memory, nor RAM I had
choosen the smallest one as I need the smallest package and the cheapest one
of course. For the next project I need something bigger, so probably will
choose the one that has every devices I need, just enough RAM and program
I think it is quite similar to Formula 1, so that if the engine could make
one more circuit than the need to complete a race then the engine is most
probably too heavy or did not give out all the power that it could. So if
the PIC is larger than the need then it is too expensive or consumes too
much ampers, too big in it's size etc. Even couple of cents less could be a
big saving on a big volume, but of course you might be able to order 1 type
of PIC in huge volume which may will be much less expensive than ordering
smaller quantities, so that you can make everything using your favourite
On 23/08/06, Philip Pemberton <dsl.pipex.com> wrote: philpem
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