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2/29/2012 10:40 PM EST
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V_Onde   3/20/2012 1:28:08 PM
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On the other hand, are there so many use cases where we really need the 32-bit dynamic? These timers have 16-bit linear prescaler (any value from 1 to 65536), therefore plenty of room to adapt counting period to the application. You have maybe particular cases in mind?

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MCUs   3/8/2012 3:35:30 PM
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NXP already has a broad portfolio of Cortex-M0 microcontrollers that have been shipping for 2 years and are lower power than these F0 parts. They have USB and CAN options, small packages (2x2 mm) and even SO and DIP packages. And there are 32-bit timers!

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Code Monkey   3/7/2012 12:56:00 AM
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“The Cortex-M0 processor offers a perfect opportunity for 8- and 16-bit MCU developers to achieve the performance benefits of 32-bit, without sacrificing power or area..." is marketing "true lies", but small potatoes compared to interoperability with 32-bit code riddled with int size dependencies hidden in implicit casts. Bypassing 16-bit means only biting the bullet once.

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www.emcu.it   3/4/2012 1:22:14 AM
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jg_   3/1/2012 7:09:05 AM
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The claim of ["The PWM 16-bit and 32-bit timers integrated on-chip have capabilities including 17 capture/compare input/outputs mapped on up to 28 pins"] becomes the rather underwhelming ONE 32 bit timer. ["up to five general-purpose 16-bit timers, a 32-bit timer"] Why is it that so many 32 bit vendors, persist in still putting so many 16 bit timers in their parts ?

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