How to choose a MicroController

It used to be that the number of different microcontroller chips available to the hobbyist was pretty limited. You got to use whatever you could manage to buy from the mail-order chip dealer, and that narrowed down the choice to a small number of chips.

But times have changed. Digikey lists over 16000 different line items under a ‘microcontroller’ search. Which one should a hobbyist with no particular prior experience choose?

Here are some hints. These are particularly aimed at someone trying to pick a microcontroller to use for the first time at least partially as a learning experience, rather than someone who wants to accomplish a particular task.

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One Comment on “How to choose a MicroController”

  1. Hi jagan,

    i am a software, i don’t know much about micro controller.But i am very much interesting on micro controller. can you please suggest me
    1. where can i get full details about micro controllers
    2 which materials do i need to buy to execute programs in micro controllers.

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