Basically, I want to get into embedded programming. A few years back when I was an electronic tech looking for a job I remember seeing a lot of ads for "PIC Basic Programmers." I worked in firmware for two years and am somewhat proficient with C.
It seems that in order to get into PIC programming I would need to get the PIC Basic Pro Compiler and also a burner.
Yesterday while looking up the subject on the web I found out that you can also program PIC controllers with C. And, there are other microprocessors that will allow you to use a C compiler as well.
So I have a few questions. ( I know I need to get a book on the subject.)
1. Is there a freeware C compiler that would allow me to program microcontrollers? I would not mind purchasing a compiler but if I can get a free one why not? If there is no free compiler then how about ne that I can purchase?
2. If there is such a compiler what MPUs can I use with it, and what burner do I need? Are there any sites with example code and projects?
3. Are there any C compilers free or commercial that I can get that can program the PIC family of microcontrolers? If so, what burner would I need?