I recently got into the field of Microcontrollers and it is my first time buying a custom one (other than arduinos and rasp pis) and I noticed these 2 on the shopping pages… My question is that since both of these have only MCU Case Style difference feature-wise, is there any difference in the actual thing other than the case style, (life, interoperability, tips etc.). Also is a difference in the case style gonna make it hard for me to use it on an average breadboard? Do you have any tips for which one should be preferred and if not any major difference should I just go for the cheaper one since there isn’t much difference anyways??
... the only difference between the two selected processors are the last to characters. SS and SO. From the above image we see this is used to specify either SSOP or SOIC packaging. Neither will plug in to most 1/10 inch spaced breadboards with out an adapter.
Here is an image of a TSSOP to 1/10 inch bread board adapter:
... likely you can use such a PCB to convert the processor ending in SO so that it can be used on a 1/10 inch bread board.