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Microchip SoC Simplifies Design of Portable Products

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far911
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Awesome and convenient
far911   9/30/2013 1:03:14 PM
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The device will be a great addition for the manufacturers , giving users a product benificial for the community.

Charles Murray
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Re: Awesome and convenient
Charles Murray   9/30/2013 7:46:04 PM
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I agree, far911. Seems like a natural for portable products that need to get to market fast, which is probably true for almost all portable products.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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PICs and ARMs have a long successful history
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   10/1/2013 11:48:42 AM
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When engineering teams sit down and conceptualize the specs for a future product, one of the first points of the System Architecture is the chipset selection.  Both the PIC series and the ARM series of microprocessors have long been "first-choices" based on their feature-packed capabilities and long-running history. Notice that this PIC is a PIC-24.

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Re: Awesome and convenient
Tool_maker   10/1/2013 12:52:58 PM
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@Charles: I am not trying to be a smart alec, but does faster to market include time to debug. Will this style chipset help eliminate some of the start-up bugs that plague many new devices or will it just shorten the time between concept and problem solving?

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Re: Awesome and convenient
Tool_maker   10/1/2013 12:53:32 PM
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@Charles: I am not trying to be a smart alec, but does faster to market include time to debug. Will this style chipset help eliminate some of the start-up bugs that plague many new devices or will it just shorten the time between concept and problem solving?

Charles Murray
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Re: Awesome and convenient
Charles Murray   10/1/2013 6:05:03 PM
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I don't want to speak for the manufacturer on this, Tool_Maker. We can contact Microchip and find out for you.

Charles Murray
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Re: Awesome and convenient
Charles Murray   10/2/2013 8:10:53 PM
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Tool_maker, here's an answer for you from Microchip:

"Yes, debug is faster because the analog is now contained in the PIC and is completely visible by the debugger.  You can query the registers of the analog directly, without relying on code execution to assist with the debug.  Also, the starter kit helps with this as it comes with pre-written code that can be leveraged into the application.  This reduces development time and minimizes the chance for bugs in the code."

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