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Raghunathan
02/12/13 08:50
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#189348 - Technical or semantics
Responding to: Abhishek R. Kaushik's previous message
Dear Abhishek,

I used to be a frequent visitor of this forum some years back but have now kind off stopped as it started getting more focussed on semantics and queries-for-queries pattern ! If one were so clear on what he wants, most times the queries vanish as he also would know where to look for answers.
I saw your first mail and of course I can fully relate to your dilemma on starting out on a new skill set. Erik has been fantastic in guiding you and I am sure you are more clear a person on the topic now.
My small advice would be : Start with 8 Bit ( possibly the MCS51 for which this forum has enormous resources )and get a development kit. There are now good kits available in the Indian market.One such is the UNI-SDK-51 which supports both the Philips and Atmel 8 bit MCUs. Costs around INR 4000/- and I have used it. Good one with all required interfaces for a beginner. See more about it here : http://www.ucmicrosys.com/products/development-tools/uni-51-sdk.html I am sure you can easily get it in Mumbai.
Good luck.

Raghu

List of 70 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
Your suggestions on starting things with MCUs (8-bit or 32)      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/10/13 08:24      
   what experience do you have?      Erik Malund      02/10/13 11:31      
      Starter in electronics, good with programming.      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/10/13 22:51      
   There's more to consider      Richard Erlacher      02/10/13 11:39      
      helpful.      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/10/13 22:52      
   You do realise that 8-bit != 8051 and 32-bit != ARM?      Andy Neil      02/11/13 06:17      
      yes I understand.      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/11/13 21:41      
         I think these are the great starting points      Andy Neil      02/12/13 00:47      
         Technical or semantics      Raghunathan      02/12/13 08:50      
            Thanks for understanding and directions      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/13/13 05:06      
               All required books havee been mentioned      Raghunathan      02/13/13 08:45      
               Also buy a multimeter and soldering equipment      Kalpak Dabir      02/16/13 01:02      
                  What would be the point of buying a photocopy?!      Andy Neil      02/16/13 04:30      
                  what more should I buy?      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/16/13 10:17      
                     would be buying a serial2usb converter to work with laptop      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/16/13 10:21      
                        serial - USB      Erik Malund      02/16/13 20:07      
                     Buy an oscilloscope        Richard Erlacher      02/16/13 14:09      
                     Bench PSU      Oliver Sedlacek      02/18/13 02:37      
                        I've built my own PSU many times       Richard Erlacher      02/20/13 10:15      
                           there is no need for a PSU      Erik Malund      02/20/13 10:26      
                              That's very true, and it's convenient, too ...      Richard Erlacher      02/20/13 10:52      
   not at the same time      Erik Malund      02/11/13 07:40      
      Yep, shall be starting with 8-bit      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/11/13 21:35      
         you must, to work with the '51 have a copy of 'the bible'      Erik Malund      02/12/13 07:20      
            adding some more        Jim Granville      02/12/13 20:28      
               And more...      Andy Neil      02/12/13 23:45      
            good info      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/13/13 05:53      
               My reason for recommending a f12x kit      Erik Malund      02/14/13 10:21      
                  Can work for different MCUs too?      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/16/13 10:06      
                     SILabs only      Erik Malund      02/17/13 06:51      
                        I'm not so sure that $1000US will cover it      Richard Erlacher      02/17/13 10:03      
                        very valuable, how about compatibility with breadboards?      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/17/13 21:59      
                           [ed] "Breadboards" ?      Andy Neil      02/17/13 23:54      
                              RE: 0.1"-pitch DIL Package (DIP)      Andy Neil      02/18/13 00:52      
                              emphasizing two points      Erik Malund      02/18/13 06:51      
                                 RE: Breadboards       Andy Neil      02/18/13 07:41      
                           SiLabs toolsticks too..      Jim Granville      02/18/13 02:07      
                              RE: SiLabs toolsticks       Andy Neil      02/18/13 02:28      
                           stay away from beadboards      Erik Malund      02/18/13 06:48      
                              Breadboards have their place      Andy Neil      02/18/13 07:40      
                                 breadboards      Mahmood Elnasser      02/18/13 13:39      
                                    I have another RS232 solution ... and it's cheap      Richard Erlacher      02/20/13 10:59      
                                       even better      Mahmood Elnasser      02/21/13 01:37      
                                          I don't think this will help at all ...       Richard Erlacher      02/21/13 10:12      
                                             Modern PCs      Mahmood Elnasser      02/21/13 13:23      
                                                Sad, but true.       Richard Erlacher      02/22/13 06:58      
                                             It does not look like USB      Jim Granville      02/21/13 15:08      
                              Choosing Silabs      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/19/13 04:06      
                                 what is your budget?      Erik Malund      02/19/13 07:08      
                                    my budget is of $250 including shipping      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/19/13 09:11      
                                       Would buy from digikey or mouser      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/19/13 09:14      
                                          at that budget ...      Erik Malund      02/19/13 13:02      
                                             probability of getting blown?      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/21/13 02:47      
                                                Murphys law        Erik Malund      02/21/13 06:39      
                                                Take a close look at the devboard      Richard Erlacher      02/21/13 10:04      
                                       Mouser/Digikey      Jim Granville      02/19/13 14:37      
                                          if you stick with SILabs      Erik Malund      02/19/13 19:38      
                                             only parttially true      Jim Granville      02/19/13 21:18      
                                                if you use a chip with USB      Erik Malund      02/20/13 06:06      
                                                   But...        Andy Neil      02/20/13 06:46      
                                                      yes, if      Erik Malund      02/20/13 09:42      
                                                         I would recommend that it should be!      Andy Neil      02/20/13 10:23      
                                                            don't know what will I do..But I have a right to do mistakes      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/20/13 21:45      
                                                               Not having been an ATMEL user ...      Richard Erlacher      02/21/13 00:13      
                                                                  NXP P89V664 based devkit good to start with?      Abhishek R. Kaushik      02/25/13 04:10      
                                                                     P89V664 based devkit       Jim Granville      02/25/13 13:27      
                                 It's good to heed Erik's warning ...       Richard Erlacher      02/20/13 11:05      
                                    just notes      Erik Malund      02/20/13 12:22      
                                       Once again ... Erik's right ... however ...      Richard Erlacher      02/20/13 16:11      
         Skills more important than specific architectures      Andy Neil      02/12/13 07:30      

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