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'[PIC] How capable is the PIC18 ?'
2012\06\01@164423 by Denny Esterline

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Doesn't that really just come down to your personal definition of "serious
work"? :-)

-Denny



On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 1:05 PM, Mark Hanchey <spam_OUTmarkTakeThisOuTspampixeltrickery.com> wrote:

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2012\06\01@222757 by Xiaofan Chen

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On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 4:05 AM, Mark Hanchey <.....markKILLspamspam@spam@pixeltrickery.com> wrote:
> Really amazing what someone who is dedicated can do with a single PIC
> chip. I like ARM too but PIC is more capable than most give it credit .
> http://www.pic24.ru/doku.php/en/osa/articles/vga_game

The issue is probably because ARM based MCU chips are now
in the same price segment of PIC18. PIC18F2550 is not really
cheaper compared to more capable 32bit ARM MCUs.


-- Xiaofa

2012\06\02@104422 by Sean Breheny

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Yes, it is amazing - I especially like the sound!

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Mark Hanchey <markspamKILLspampixeltrickery.com> wrote:
> Often I get people telling me that the PIC chips are not that powerful,
> they are only good for
> doing simple task  and you really need to look at ARM for serious work.
> Today I came across
> this site showing a VGA video game running on a 18F2550 chip, 256x200
> graphics, animation, music, controls.
> The site has the full source code for download as well.
>
> Really amazing what someone who is dedicated can do with a single PIC
> chip. I like ARM too but PIC is more capable than most give it credit .
> http://www.pic24.ru/doku.php/en/osa/articles/vga_game
>
> Mark Hanchey
>
>
>

2012\06\02@110848 by M.L.

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On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM, Xiaofan Chen <.....xiaofancKILLspamspam.....gmail.com> wrote:
> The issue is probably because ARM based MCU chips are now
> in the same price segment of PIC18. PIC18F2550 is not really
> cheaper compared to more capable 32bit ARM MCUs.

That may be true - the PIC18 will probably always* come in smaller
packages. The low-power features are likely a little better.
I don't know how other peripherals compare. I know the PIC18 has the
option for many different motor and power control PWMs, for example.
The ARMs I have seen are more suited for UI and multimedia.

-- Martin K.
* Next 5 year

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