|Jun24-12, 11:03 PM||#1|
I am in need of a microcontroller. The only problem is that I do not know where to start as I have never used or programmed a microcontroller before.
I need the circuit to perform the following functions:
-Drive a coil
-Scan through a range of frequencies
-Be able to adjust duty cycle
-Be able to gate the frequency on and off
-Find the point of impedance match between the coil and load via a feedback coil and lock onto that frequency
-Display the frequency
Does anyone have any suggestions of an easy place to start and an initial cost?
|Jun25-12, 10:32 AM||#2|
Seems like you need to learn about micro-controllers in general.
Start by searching for "PIC microcontroller tutorials" or "AVR microcontroller tutorials".
Some of your problems would be trivial once you learn microcontrollers.
|Jun25-12, 03:47 PM||#4|
For first timers I always recommend and Arduino. The development software is free and you can have a working project that actually does something in less than 10 minutes. If you want to get into something more advanced, I recommend the Atmel avr suite of microcontrollers since the development software is free.
|Jun25-12, 11:55 PM||#5|
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. A friend of mine also recommended buying an Atmel AVR so I guess that is the direction I will be going.
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