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Discussion in 'Microcontrollers, Programming and IoT' started by Baxter Burgundy, Dec 13, 2014.

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  1. Baxter Burgundy

    Baxter Burgundy

    Nov 18, 2014
    I'm planning on using a PIC16F8X as a simple frequency counter outputting onto a 3 digit seven segment display. I've tried reading some tutorials on PIC programming but I just can't get my head around it. I suspect it would be a very simple programme once I understand the programming language. Can anybody help?
  2. KrisBlueNZ

    KrisBlueNZ Sadly passed away in 2015

    Nov 28, 2011
    I think the best way to learn new things is by doing. Start with a simpler application - flashing an LED is the usual "Hello, World!" program for microcontrollers. Once you get that going, you will have a much clearer understanding, and you'll be ready to move on to something more complicated. Perhaps not a frequency counter, but you'll get there eventually.
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  3. BobK


    Jan 5, 2010
    I would not recommend using PIC16F84 or PIC16F88. These are obsolete chips that are more expensive than newer, more powerful chips.

    For example, the 16F1847 has twice the program memory, 3 times the RAM, runs at 4 times the speed from the internal oscillator, has more peripherals and costs less than the 16F88. And they are pin compatible 18 pin chips.

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  4. Colin Mitchell

    Colin Mitchell

    Aug 31, 2014
    "I'm planning on using a PIC16F8X as a simple frequency counter"
    It has already been 2 weeeeeeks for a reply from you.
    This is going to take you 4.56 years to get a programming working, at this rate.
    AlenZGB likes this.
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