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Sheetal.Pandey
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re: 8-bit MCUs provide cost effective, efficient high-brightness LED control
Sheetal.Pandey   3/31/2011 11:12:30 AM
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I totally agree. 8bit controllers are very cost effective and at the same time you can do a lots with them in design.

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re: 8-bit MCUs provide cost effective, efficient high-brightness LED control
Silicon_Smith   3/31/2011 2:20:03 PM
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But, with 16 bit microcontrollers available at the same price points, how does being an '8-bit' remain a differentiator?

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Martin_C   4/14/2011 12:42:49 PM
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This article mentions using PWM for dimming of LEDs and some readers may think that they could use the same technique to do colour control. But there has been a long standing issue with Colour Kinetics (now part of Philips) having patents on such applications, despite PWM being used for years prior to the patent. Those interested can find a summary at http://www.ledsmagazine.com/news/5/3/7 and http://forums.auschristmaslighting.com/index.php?topic=894.0

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re: 8-bit MCUs provide cost effective, efficient high-brightness LED control
jigish.shukla1   4/19/2011 2:55:32 PM
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@silicon_smith Price point may not be the only issue. Power consumption might be a design requirement, placing the 8-bit over the 16-bit.

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jigish.shukla1   4/19/2011 2:57:24 PM
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Also if one is designing specifically for simplicity, and size I would bet that worrying about a higher pin count might also be an issue. -Jigish Shukla www.knownfo.com

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Ewout206   4/20/2011 2:32:05 PM
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I disagree. the MSP430 (16 bit) beats most if not all 8 bit competitors with regards to power consumption. Power is not a reason to disregard the MSP430 even though it is 16 bit.



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