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junko.yoshida
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Background of this announcement
junko.yoshida   11/27/2013 4:16:09 PM
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Hi, Max. Thanks for detailing Spansion's announcement.

Here's the background in case if anyone missed it:

Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers


http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320210

The stuff Spansion didn't detail in its press relesae is this:

Spansion's proprietary eCT technology goes inside embedded MCUs by 2015

 

 


KB3001
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Pricing?
KB3001   11/29/2013 2:54:35 PM
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Impressive range. What about pricing?

ip2design
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IoT ?
ip2design   12/2/2013 7:45:35 AM
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I can hardly see what is specific to IoT business. Any idea ?

Max The Magnificent
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Re: IoT ?
Max The Magnificent   12/2/2013 11:33:48 AM
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@ip2design: I can hardly see what is specific to IoT business. Any idea?

My understanding is that the M3 and M4-based MCUs, although extremely powerful and efficient, may be overkill (and consume too much power) for a lot of IoT applications. The C0+ based MCUs are more applicable to a wide range of IoT applications.

ip2design
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Re: IoT ?
ip2design   12/2/2013 12:52:51 PM
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Thanks Max. That means that CPU throuput is far less critical than connectivity.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: IoT ?
Max The Magnificent   12/2/2013 12:59:30 PM
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@ip2design: Thanks Max. That means that CPU throuput is far less critical than connectivity.

Well... I guess it sort of depends. Like many people, when I hear "IoT" I tend to think of hundreds of millions (billions, in the not-so-distant future) of teeny-weeny devices (small processors coupled with sensors and/or actuators) connected to the internet. In this case, connectivity and low power consumption will often trump raw processing power (the Cortex C0+ MCUs will score here).

However, the IoT isn't restricted to teeny-weeny devices -- there will be lots of other devices that are physically larger and/or do require more processing power (the Cortex M3/M4 MCUs will score here).

So I think Spansion's point of view is that the fact they offer 700+ processors spanning the M0+, M3, and M4 cores means they can address a wire range of IoT  applications.

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flexible
krisi   12/2/2013 1:13:36 PM
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interesting interpretation of the FM acronym, flexible micontrollers...I think 99% people think frequency modulation...I would think every microcontroller is flexible by definition...and intersting enough they make 700 of them, so they are not that flexible after all!

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Re: flexible
Max The Magnificent   12/2/2013 2:57:19 PM
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@krisi: interesting interpretation of the FM acronym...

I might have known you would have a comment about that (LOL)

Did I ask you if you are planning on going to EE Live! 2014?

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trying to wrap my mind around this mcu
seaEE   12/3/2013 12:04:13 AM
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I was trying to wrap my mind around this MCU and figured that perhaps it was for use with the new wraparound displays that phones are sporting.  Silicon?  No, sillycon putty.

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Re: flexible
alex_m1   12/3/2013 4:00:26 AM
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Krisi, They mean flexilbility at their factory , when they limit the capabilities of each unit and then sell it under a different number.

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