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  1. Thanks... Any temperature measurements in that tiny space after a few hours of continuous runtime (sorry if you already answered this)?
  2. Did you put the shielding back on the Unigen module?
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    CCS C: use MPLAB IDE or PCW IDE

    Thanks!!! Looks like CCS with IDE and a Microchip programmer...
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    CCS C: use MPLAB IDE or PCW IDE

    That's what I meant - other PIC C compilers (I knew there where other C complilers). CCS seems the way to go then. Now, how about a recommendation for an inexpensive but decent programmer? Preferably USB (my notebook has no serial or parallel ports at all - very small, fast and light). Also, where do you buy your PICs? Directly from Microchip? Any online distributors that are good for low quanitities (very low quantities)?
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    CCS C: use MPLAB IDE or PCW IDE

    So, I guess it's worth the extra $100 to just get the IDE version? Just stick with the 12 and 14 bit versions, or go "all the way"? Also, are there any decent free (or cheaper) C compilers out there? I am *not* interested in being cheap, just practical. If free or cheaper is less funtional or lower quality, I'll pay for a better compiler package (ie - it's not the money, just don't want to spend it if it's not necessary). I have found that free is not always "free" in the end, and high-cost is not always "high-quality" either. However, I have to say from the little research I have done that the CCS software looks very nice. I guess C is C (almost, right?), but it's really how reliable and efficient the compiler is, along with any included libraries, right? I was looking at PICBasic Pro, but then I realized that code is REALLY inefficient (played around with the demo version - EESH, it generates a lot of code for some really simple things).
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    CCS C: use MPLAB IDE or PCW IDE

    Have you used CCS's IDE? Just curious... Should I (or, more correctly, would you) just get the command line versions of CCS PCB and PCM? In other words, I am assuming they will integrate with MPLABs IDE? One thing I liked about the CCS C that came free with the MPLAB 7.41 (just the 12-bit version though) was that it generates assembler code for each C statement - really will help me to learn CCS C (I am fairly proficient at Java, so the syntax is very similar). Thanks!!! -Hilgert-
  7. I have decided on getting the CCS C compiler PCB and PCM. Should I get the command line version or the Windows IDE version? My only concern is how well CCS integrates with MPLAB (free), and if the PCW IDE is worth the extra money. The PCB and PCM command line would be $250, while the PCW (PCB and PCM) would be $350. Basically, I think the question is really what is the best IDE - MPLAB or PCW IDE? Thoughts? -Hilgert-
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