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Thread: Where do PICs come from :-)
face BY : Andrew Warren email (remove spam text)

Eric Smith <KILLspamPICLISTEraseMEspamMITVMA.MIT.EDU> wrote:

> When I first heard about the amazing new CMOS EPROM-based PICs (yes,
> there were older NMOS masked-ROM parts), I thought they would be
> really useful in my designs.  So I called Microchip and got info on
> development tools.  They wanted many thousands of dollars for the
> assembler, simulator, and a really horrible programmer.


I'm surprised that you were quoted such a high price... Around here,
that programmer (the original PICPRO) sold for $500; qualified
customers got one for free.  I don't know anyone who's ever paid for
any version of the assembler or simulator.


Andrew Warren - @spam@fastfwdspamBeGonespamTakeThisOuTix.netcom.com
Fast Forward Engineering, Vista, California

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