Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What is PIC16F84?

PIC16F84 is a powerful (200 nanosecond instruction execution) yet easy-to-program (only 35 single word instructions) CMOS Flash/EEPROM-based 8-bit microcontroller packs Microchip’s powerful PIC® architecture into an 18-pin package. This device can be used for prototyping and production and the end application can be easily updated without removing the device from the end product via the ICSP. Easily adapted for automotive, industrial, appliances low power remote sensors, electronic locks and security applications.

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Anonymous said...

It's also obsolete...

Anonymous said...

Yes! Please stop holding that chip on a pedistal. Is was popular because it was a chip that was Very cheap for it's day and age. That time has passed. For today the 16F690 with internal clock and a much wider assorment of preifals are avilble for the less then the price of the 16F84.
If you you want to dive in a bit deeper water then go with the 16F727. Now that is a chip!

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