I am new to microcontrollers and need help deciding which one to use.
The microcontroller needs to be able to generate PWM signals, A->D conversion, accept data from a rotary encoder (servo motor) in quadrature format, and be able to communicate through serial with a PC.
I was looking at the ATtiny26 however I am confused about the Universal Serial Interface... Is this directly compatible with a PC serial connection or do I need an additional dedicated chip with Serial Communication Interfaces (e.g. the AT80251G2D) to interface with the PC?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.