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Re: Part II: Picking the Right MCU for Your Application
Jon Titus   1/17/2012 3:50:28 PM
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Q: You'd mentioned in the previous session that you'd go over some MCU training kits for those of us who are unfamiliar with C programming.  Could you elaborate on this?

A:  Sure.  Most of the MCU program development uses C, so you can start with C or get your feet wet with another language such as BASIC.  Look at the BASIC Stamp from Parallax.  The company has many good training/teaching materials and kits.  The Arduino Uno, Digilent chipKIT Uno32, and ARM mbed let you program with free development tools that are easy to use.  I like them all.  Most of the C-language books teach programming for PC-type applications.  Look at "Practical C Programming," by Steve Oualline, from O'Reilly Media. ISBN: 978-1-56592-306-5.  I use that book as a handy reference for C.



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