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to be well worth the investment.
Microchip recently released a new series of PIC16F parts
called the PIC16F193X family. Featuring the company’s enhanced
mid-range eight-bit core, these parts offer many more features
than the previous PIC16F family such as higher program memory
(up to 32K), a faster internal oscillator ( 16 MHz), and a lot more
RAM (up to 4K). This allows these new microcontrollers to offer
more peripherals such as additional timers and PWM
channels. More communication channels are expected to be
available on future parts. These parts will be easily identified
by the four-digit number after the letter F, starting with a 1. More
details are available at www.microchip.com/enhanced.
MICROCHIP DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
Microchip recently released the PICkit™ 3 Debug
Express and MPLAB ICD 3 tools which offer much higher
programming speeds and better debugging capabilities
than previous versions. There is also a higher-end MPLAB
REAL ICE™ tool. As new products are released, you will
need the PICkit 3 or MPLAB ICD 3, as the PICkit 2 and
MPLAB ICD 2 will not support PIC16F193X parts.
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