why most programmer choose PIC controller?

by barkkathulla 2012-09-20 16:31:46

<font color=#000066>A Microcontroller is</font> an inexpensive single-chip computer. The microcontrollerâs most important feature is its capabilities of storing and running a program. PIC microcontroller is very convenient choice to get started with a microcontroller projects. The PIC16 family is the most common used family from the PIC families. Compared to PIC 17/18 families, the PIC16 family are easy to study and can be used to create âsmartâ applications.
The great advantage of this PIC is a Flash memory, allowing to burn to the memory unlimited number of times. You can write the program and burn it to the memory inside the microcontroller.
In our project we use PIC16F877A microcontroller in all the three blocks for their operation. PIC 16F877A Microcontroller is an 8-bit, Low-power, high-speed Flash/EEPROM device from Microchip.
The major features of PIC 16F877A Microcontroller are

i. Basic 8-bit operation
ii. 5 input/output ports
iii. Only 35 single-word instructions
iv. 8K x 14 words of Flash Program Memory
v. Three timer functions
vi. Two Capture, Compare, PWM modules
vii. Universal Synchronous Asynchronous Receiver
viii. Transmitter (USART/SCI) with 9-bit address Detection
ix. 10-bit, up to 8-channel Analog-to-Digital
x. Converter (A/D)
xi. 100,000 erase/write cycle
xii. Fully static design
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