A reason probably reduced the use of the 32 bit family of Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers in hobbistic projects is that those microcontrollers were available only in packages hardly hand-solderable.
Starting from November, are now available the first PIC32 in DIP package, at the moment I’m writing:
All in a 28pin package.
The main differences between the 4 models are:
- PIC32MX2xx family has an USB port;
- PIC32MXx2x family has 32Kb of program memory, while PIC32MXx1x family 16Kb.
For every model, you can order free samples.
Image: from nedoPC forum