Hillarious video: PIC vs Atmel.

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This guy can't stand how AVRFreaks backs up Atmel products to the death. :)

I found it pretty funny to watch.
http://www.youtube.com/user/EEVb...

-Adam
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He's also a member of these forums. [though does not post often]

Writing code is like having sex.... make one little mistake, and you're supporting it for life.

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Thats a great clip and he is spot-on. All the bluster aside, he is pretty accurate. But, as he says (to his credit) that its all just his opinion. I DO like his "recommendation" on home-built programmers and programmers in general.

Jim

 

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He's off to a great start! "It doesn't matter!"

(I didn't want to watch for 20 minutes, maybe tonight.)

Though I tease a friend about it

If you don't know my whole story, keep your mouth shut.

If you know my whole story, you're an accomplice. Keep your mouth shut. 

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LOL, I enjoyed that :-)

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Seeing a lot of tools behind him I thought he will show some bench tests. But he just talk. Boring, I watched in fast-forward.

George.

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Dave is on drugs...obviously. We have finally found Leon Heller's long lost relative. :lol:

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

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"It doesn't matter", would have been a good place to stop. The rest was subjective, but interesting.

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This has been posted before. He is not to up to date on the AVR scene, AVR dragon can go head to head against Pickit3, AVR studio with GCC support can go head to head against MPLAB.

He is dismissing the speed advantage of AVR too easily, it is a big factor.

I actually have a PIC board and the PICkit3 on my desk in front of me. My Atmel stuff is in a box on the shelf. For me the PIC peripheral set is enough to trump all AVR strengths; speed, documentation, AVR studio, GCC.

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And the 16-bit PICs are much faster than the AVR, have a nicer architecture, and are about the same price.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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And the 16-bit PICs are much faster than the AVR
Do we care? NO! Remember Dave HATES "fan boys" of any kind....even though I'm sure he collects the Australian "fan boy" of the year award from Microchip year after year. :lol:

No competition for you Leon. Anyway "it doesn't matter". 16 bits micros are passe' either 8 bits or 32 bits. Next step 128 bits.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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I was just pointing out that AVRs aren't necessarily faster than PICs!

Microchip is doing very well with their 16-bit devices, and is making a lot of money from them. It's one reason why they have just made record profits. They have better peripherals for things like motor control than any ARM chip.

What about 64-bits rather than 128-bits? MIPS users can upgrade from 32-bits to 64-bits, which might be one reason why Microchip went for the MIPS core with the PIC32. ARM has the NEON, but it isn't intended for embedded applications.

Leon Heller G1HSM

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I was just pointing out that AVRs aren't necessarily faster than PICs!
Which 16 bit AVR were you comparing it with? :) Atmel made the right choice in skipping the 16 bit stuff.

Why do we have all of these Microchip "fan boys" trying to prove here how good PICs are? Is it an inferiority complex and they need to justify how good their bad choice of processor is? :wink:

Us AVR "fan boys dickheads" know that "our processor beats the hell out of your processor" and don't need to prove anything.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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I tried PICs and I tried fried liver.

I then tried AVRs and decided they are better than either PICs or fried liver.

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I think this thread should be locked or it will span the usual 1K pages full of nonsense. Anyone can still view the video if they want to.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

https://www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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After you've been fiddlin' with YOUR choice of microprocessor, the time to get some booty is nigh, again Dave is here to help!

http://www.artofinternetdating.c...

I'd still be a virgin if it wasn't for Dave (or was that alcohol???).

Personally I think he shows some Aspy traits.

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I think this thread should be locked

Totally agree. As others have pointed out this video link has been posted before and discussed to death. So this one dies here.

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