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1998\02\22@131224 by Timothy M. Deterly

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Hi,
   I am getting ready to buy the PICStart Plus Programmer from Digikey, and
have a few questions about it and about PICs in general.  First of all will
this programmer work with Windows 95?  I just when to Microchip's web page and
there it said it needed Windows 3.1 or something like that, any ways it wasn't
95, is this true?  Another question I have is, what do the different type
chips packages look like, and which ones are the easiest to use?  Such as,
what is a  Soic package, a CDip, a PLCC, and a CLCC.  Which type of package do
most people use?  And also is there a name that tells you if a Dip package is
going to be a wide one, vs. the more common narrow ones.  One last question I
just thought of, what is the difference between Flash memory and EEProm
memory?  The Flash seems to be the better way to go, is it?
Thanks,
Timothy
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1998\02\23@012730 by Mike Keitz

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On Sun, 22 Feb 1998 13:12:05 EST "Timothy M. Deterly" <.....TimMicDetKILLspamspam@spam@AOL.COM>
writes:
>Hi,
>    I am getting ready to buy the PICStart Plus Programmer from
>Digikey, and
>have a few questions about it and about PICs in general.  First of all
>will
>this programmer work with Windows 95?

Yes it does.  MPLAB is a 16-bit Windows application that works with
either 3.1 or 95, and drives the PICSTART Plus.

 Another question I have is, what do the different
>type
>chips packages look like, and which ones are the easiest to use?

The DIP package is almost universally preferred for hacking and prototype
work.  This is the old-style "bug" IC with leads on 0.1" spacing that
point down so they can be inserted in holes in the board or in a socket.
The Cdip is a DIP made of ceramic material, and in the case of EPROM
PICs, fitted with a transparent window in the top so the chip can be
erased with UV light.  The other styles are surface-mount, which are
popular in products because they need less space.  But they are generally
soldered to the board, making removal to for reprogramming impractical.

> And also is there a name that tells you if a Dip
>package is
>going to be a wide one, vs. the more common narrow ones.

You can find this out by studying the data sheet and finding which
package styles are offered.  I think only the old 12-bit PIC16C55 and
PIC16C57 are offered in wide 28-pin DIPs.  All the other 28-pin PICs are
0.3" wide.  But check the data or obtain a sample chip before designing
the board!

One last
>question I
>just thought of, what is the difference between Flash memory and
>EEProm
>memory?

In the case of PICs, just the name.  The PIC16C84 (becoming hard to
obtain as it is discontinued) and PIC16F84 both have electrically-
erasable program memory and EEPROM data memory.  To the user the program
memories in the chips are identical.

>The Flash seems to be the better way to go, is it?

Salesdroids would like for you to think that.

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