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    Hi,

    Years ago, I was pretty keen on the 16F88 being a great general purpose PIC.

    Wondering what has replaced it for experimentation?

    Not terribly concerned about cost but flexibility is important.

    I rather invest the time in becoming familiar with a does all part vs constantly chasing the smallest, lowest cost part for a highly specific application.

    Peace,

    Jay Zebryk

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    it would totally depend on what version of pbp you use and how many pins you need
    anything with pps [ PERIPHERAL PIN SELECT (PPS) MODULE ] is a good start

    16F88 is best used as landfill
    Warning I'm not a teacher , prose like a gushing embroilment is not my style

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    For 8-pin, I use the PIC16F18313
    For 14- & 20-pins, the PIC16F18426-446
    For 28- & 40-pins, the PIC18F27_47Q43

    Of course, there are times I need specific functions, like USB. As a USB translator, the PIC16F1455. For more full functionality with USB, the PIC18F25_45K50.

    These PICs allow me to breadboard ideas. Moving to the "best PIC for the job", I may change from the PIC18F27Q43 to a PIC18F25K40. Hope this gives you some ideas.

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    Richard,

    Oh no!
    Certainly not Landfill.
    They were pretty good and deserve a better fate than that!

    Jay Zebryk

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    MPGmike,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    I will firstly scope out the PIC16F18313.

    Peace,

    Jay Zebryk

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    First check your version of PBP if supports the PIC of your choice.

    A one PIC for all is hard demand though.

    Ioannis

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    Oh no!
    Certainly not Landfill.
    They were pretty good and deserve a better fate than that!
    what about as part of an "interesting" mosaic along with other obsolete electronic parts inlaid into a coffee table
    using a clear epoxy
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    With the delivery times now on Microchip, I guess one would use whatever there is as stock...

    Ioannis

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    I don't see any advantage of modern PICs being utilized by PBP.
    So I stick with PIC16F886 for 28 pin and PIC16F887 for 40 pin.

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