17 years ago
Saw some posts here on the PIC, and it got me thinking. I played around with
them back when the 12c508 was the hot ticket. Used the UV eraseable ones,
and I swear I nearly killed my wrists opening and closing my eraser, not to
mention having 5 or 6 of them so I didn't have to wait for the eraser. Now
they are in circuit programmable, which makes them a lot more appealing.
I also remember my CCS compiler, which did a servicable job most of the
time, but more often than not, I resorted to writing everything in
assembler, just to get the speed and control I needed, or to circumvent some
pecularity of the software.
I thought I would revisit these things, and put the results in my N&V
1) Whats the "hot ticket" language/environment.
2) What is involved with in circuit programming, and does it also provide
in circuit debugging?
3) What is the "workhorse" of the PIC world these days?
4) Does someone make an edu-board, that also doubles as a programmer?
5) Any comparisons between CCS, HTsoft, MicroElectronics?
6) Anything else I may have overlooked?