23 Feb '17, 9pm

via @ElectronicDesgn @microchiptech

via @ElectronicDesgn @microchiptech

The 8-bit microcontroller is only in its late 40s and is definitely not dead yet . The platforms may not be growing in size, but that doesn’t mean the platforms or tools can’t keep up. Related Using Functional Programming on a Microchip PIC Q&A: Microchip Discusses Recent 8-bit MCU Innovations 11 Myths About 8-Bit Microcontrollers The Best Digital Technology Comes In Small Packages Microchip’s latest PIC16F15386 (see figure) family is supported by the online MPLAB Xpress IDE and Code Configurator. It also includes a number of features for the Internet of Things (IoT) like memory access partition (MAP) for more secure memory management, along with low power idle and doze modes. The PIC16F15386 is based on Microchip’s popular 8-bit PIC family, which has a RISC-style 14-bit instruction set. The system has an internal 32-MHz clock and storage includes up to 28 Kbytes (16 Kword...

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