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You can only imagine my surprise to hear that those clever little rapscallions at Microchip are now selling 16-bit PIC microcontrollers with DSP-centric functionality!
“Good golly Miss Molly!” You can only imagine my surprise to hear that those clever little rapscallions at Microchip are now selling two million of their 8-bit PIC microcontrollers a day!
If that was me I’d be a real happy camper, but not content to rest on their laurels the little scamps are branching out into the 16-bit market with their new range of PIC devices.
And why is this of interest to us at Programmable Logic Designline? Well one of the really cool things about PICs is that they contain on-chip FLASH memory and you can program the little rascals to perform all sorts of cunning tasks.
Of course, it’s difficult to find a digital product that doesn’t perform some sort of digital processing function these days. Thus, if you’re going to have a 16-bit microcontroller, then why not enhance it with some DSP-centric functionality, and that’s just what they’ve done with their dsPIC components. You can read more about this in the "Products" section of PLdesignline.com. Until next time, have a good one!