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mitack

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I assume you guys already have
http://www.microchip.com/pic32mzda
in the works, so when should we expect it ?

JohnS

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Re: PIC32MZ DA series, with integrated Graphics Controller with 32MB
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 10:43:07 PM »
Bearing in mind the quite high price and rather low performance, do you think anyone wants significant quantities?

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Re: PIC32MZ DA series, with integrated Graphics Controller with 32MB
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 12:03:16 PM »
Every month someone makes new microcontroller, we have no resources to cover them all :)
If something is really interesting to us we do it, like the new ESP32, but yet another microcontroller with few KB more RAM and few MB more Flash - who cares? what unique this PIC has which others don't?

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Re: PIC32MZ DA series, with integrated Graphics Controller with 32MB
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 01:00:20 PM »
Just the quite high price?

For such low RAM, low flash, low performance...

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Re: PIC32MZ DA series, with integrated Graphics Controller with 32MB
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 02:23:29 PM »
I hope that some day microchip really makes controllers with multiple cores. Back in 2016 Embedded World I asked them, they told they are working on it, but until now nothing :(

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Re: PIC32MZ DA series, with integrated Graphics Controller with 32MB
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 02:48:48 PM »
Microchip are so far behind the cheap, fast, etc ARM multi-core CPUs so why would they?  Why would anyone buy them anyway?

They need to sort out pricing, too.

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Re: PIC32MZ DA series, with integrated Graphics Controller with 32MB
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 03:57:56 PM »
That is true :(

Anyway, if they would have one, then I guess Mplab X would become twice as slow. More cores more slower the tool :)

The only thing is that I only own an ICD3 (+PICkit3) and I already know the devlopment environment (mplab, mplabx, compiler). Not that I would not be able to learn or accomodate on a different one. In fact big companies like to change the tooling on every project (some hobby from management or so). Maybe I need to buy an other kind of debugger and start to look for controllers with multicore. Not sure if there is a cheap debugger and free compiler available. Everything that I know const more than 1000+ Euros.

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Re: PIC32MZ DA series, with integrated Graphics Controller with 32MB
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2017, 06:13:11 PM »
Try a JTAG device, OpenOCD, gdb, gcc etc.

John