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Hello i was looking at using a atmel 8515 or a pic (not sure which variant
yet) for a project.

The microcontroller will be connected to a max186 for analog aquisitions
which will be stored in an eeprom, also looking at a keypad ,lcd,x10  and
serial pc interface to configure the unit and download data from the
eeprom..

one of my concerns on the 8515 is the price @10$ but i can use gcc, i don't
want to get into assembly so i'd be looking at c / basic options for the pic
(lowest cost possible <g>)

Any suggestions?



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TI MSP430? Can have the 12-bit ADC on-chip.

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Unless you are aiming at high-volume production (in which case you
should look wider than just 8515 and PIC): why bother about a few $?
My first advice for a PIC/uC newbie is to choose a chip for which you
can get help, that is far more valuable than the few $ price
difference between het varous uC's.

PS don't take me wrong, I am a convinced PIC user. But I am not
convinecd other people are wrong when they use AVR, 8051 or whatever.




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Re: Q: Best Microcontroller for this job
Hi Chris,
I think you can use Z8 encore microcontroller from zilog.
It has 8 channel ADC , uart, 64Kb flash, price from 4$ to 12$,
evaluation kit(C compiler & debug included) 30$.
Check www.zilog.com site for further info.
You can find price info at www.digikey.com and www.mouser.com

Regards.
Viron Papadopoulos.

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The PICDEM Plus (or is that the PICDEM-2 Plus?) development kit has
the following:
* serial eeprom
* LCD
* MAX232 serial interface

Then connect the Max186 to the SPI of the PIC.

Then again, pretty much any microcontroller family you mentioned can
do what you want. I don't know how much more powerful is the MAX186,
but haven't you considered using internal eeproms and a/d channels
that these microcontrollers have?
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don't
pic

Looks like single unit pricing.
Try to get a free sample ?
You should also look at the ATmega8515....

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