HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Video Blog: What Are the 'Must Have' Features of an MCU?

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Standards, connectivity, and security
Rob Spiegel   5/2/2013 8:56:14 AM
NO RATINGS
Nice video, Rich. It makes sense that the bleeding edge of wifi -- according to Mkitch Dale -- includes standards, streamlined connectivity, and security. Phones have seen vast technological advancements in just a few years. Now it's time to make sure they work right.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Shall we call you Mr. Video?
naperlou   5/2/2013 9:13:16 AM
NO RATINGS
Rich, another intersting video comment.  You make a good point about the market being mature, and the response was good as well.  This is a well understood technology.  That also makes is interesting for applications that want to leverage communications without having to introduce a whole new infrastructure.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Standards, connectivity, and security
Charles Murray   5/2/2013 7:25:43 PM
NO RATINGS
It seems like Microchip would be the ideal company to provide MCUs for the Internet of Things. Microchip's strength has always been at the low end, in low-cost, eight-bit devices. Applications involving the Internet of Things would presumably be cost-constrained. This seems like a good fit.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Standards, connectivity, and security
Cabe Atwell   5/3/2013 3:18:26 PM
NO RATINGS
I hate to be old-world thinking, but I think the best feature for MCUs would be x86 compatibility.

If ARM/PIC processors, for example, could run x86 software... a whole world would open up.

The new XBOX and Playstation 4 are going the x86 route... it will be interesting to see what happens after that.

C

Partner Zone
More Blogs
You didn’t become an engineer on your own, junior.
An electronic, vibrating shoe insole developed by the Wyss Institute at Harvard has been shown to enhance athletic performance as well as provide therapeutic benefits.
A researcher at the Iowa State University has developed biodegradable fabric from a byproduct of kombucha tea that is similar to leather and can be used to create textiles.
A Vienna, Austria-based startup called Heliofloat has designed a platform of solar panels that can be deployed in lakes or oceans to generate solar-based electricity.
Electrical engineers from the University of Washington and Delft University of Technology have developed a new type of sensor-based platform that harvests energy from radio waves for electricity.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 2 - 6, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Rapid Prototyping Embedded Systems using Micro Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service