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Any plans for a PIC32 Pascal compiler?

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Posted: 12.04.2013 - 04:56  ·  #1
Is it possible that you will make a Pascal compiler for the PIC32? It seems I will be doing more and more 32-bit controller work in the future; the prices are getting so low that 8-bit uC's (other than perhaps 8051s) aren't as competitive as they once were.

I'd ask about ARM too, but already there are many tools for ARM micros (including FPC, I think). On the other hand, right now there aren't too many options for the PIC32.
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Posted: 12.04.2013 - 18:42  ·  #2
Hello Robert,

sorry, there is no intention to support others than AVRs.

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Posted: 04.10.2013 - 20:08  ·  #3
Just as a generic question, who here is using ATxmega now? How do Xmegas perform compared with, say, PIC24s (or even PIC32s or small ARMs)?

I need to migrate from plain Atmega to something else, and I'm weighing the options right now. Any feedback would be appreciated. :)
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Posted: 05.10.2013 - 14:59  ·  #4
Hello Robert,

the most comparable PIC type is the PIC24F family.
PIC - 16Mips, XMega - 32..64Mips
PIC - some have EEprom (256byte), XMega - upto 4kB EEprom
sometimes important, XMegas are cheaper than similar PIC24F

and there are many, many more advantages of XMega over the PIC24F.

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Posted: 05.10.2013 - 19:23  ·  #5
You left one big advantage out: AVRco fully supports XMega. :)

The prices do look to be comparable (both less than regular ATmega). Given the price/features ratio, ATmega no longer makes sense for new designs. Also, more and more often I do find myself needing more memory, sometimes higher MIPs too.

I'd rather stick with AVRco anyway - so, I think XMega it is.

Thanks!

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Hello Robert,

the most comparable PIC type is the PIC24F family.
PIC - 16Mips, XMega - 32..64Mips
PIC - some have EEprom (256byte), XMega - upto 4kB EEprom
sometimes important, XMegas are cheaper than similar PIC24F

and there are many, many more advantages of XMega over the PIC24F.

rolf
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Posted: 05.10.2013 - 19:33  ·  #6
while both types run with 32MHz the PIC24 mostly needs 2cycles/opcode
and the XMega mostly needs 1cycle/opcode.
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