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High growth forecast for smallest form factors

12/7/2010 12:40 PM EST
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LarryM99
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re: High growth forecast for smallest form factors
LarryM99   12/13/2010 6:35:59 PM
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Smaller size, weight, and power (SWAP) are certainly important for many systems, but there are secondary benefits as well. Smaller boards tend to have fewer vibration and temperature problems as well. It's still a little amazing to me that they can pack a full 32-bit computer into pretty much the space and power that it used to take for an 8051 microcontroller chip. Larry M.

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chanj0   12/7/2010 8:17:01 PM
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Size matters. With the highly integrated system and advancement in high capacity flash drive, building a tiny little embedded system is possible. Previous news indicates that Intel based system is getting popular in telecommunication space. It is not a surprise to me that form factor goes smaller. With the accelerated development of powerful ARM, I believe embedded system will get smaller over years.

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