What are popular new uC development kits?
Why do I ask? Because Ive been away from microcontrollers for a few years
and just dont know what is current or popular these days.
My favorite architecture is the MCS-51
But to get up to speed, a person needs SW development tools, some hardware
to program the uC, and a proto board.
Are there kits that will do some schematic capture and simulation around the
uC, so that a person could quickly throw a design out, test it, then get
circuit boards made?
Right now Ive got limited design tools, one from Intel thats machine code
level, a Keil C compiler eval CD, but must use wire wrap to build a proto
system, connect a logic analyzer, fill an eprom with machine code, and see
what happens. There has to be a better way.
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