building a project on a breadboard is so much easier with a pic uC and PicKit programmer....I have tried to use the avr but to many additional connections are needed
Hi...Is it possible for arduino to also use a PIC micro.....
However, the PIC is MUCH faster with gobs of additional resources and no messy Harvard architectureto worry about.
A PIC 18F2550 0r 4550 has direct usb
"gobs of additional resources"
I would be very interested to know which PIC chip you are referring to and I presume the comparison is with the Atmega328. Also, what "gobs of additional resources" does it have?I can't say I have noticed the existence of a harvard architecture so I would also be interested to know how I would notice if it wasn't there.
Also, for the "benefit" of other readers I don't understand why the Arduino community doesn't take the "Chipkit" into its community. There doesn't seem to be any value in keeping them separate. I would hate to think that Arduino was secretly a marketing department for Atmel.
DMA capabilities and a realtime clock.Native USB support.
Arduino was secretly a marketing department for Atmel
PIC is MUCH faster
QuotePIC is MUCH faster This is a misleading comparison between 8bit and 32bit. We must compare the 32bit offerings with each other.The main practical advantage of the 32bit PIC chips is their 5volt tolerance on digital inputs. In addition Microchip has some DIP versions not just surface mount.We can safely ignore the quasi-religious dispute over Harvard Architecture. Big Endians vs. Little Endians (see Gulliver's Travels)