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Re: Feb 18 - Day 1 - An Overview of the Microcontroller Marketplace
checkman   2/19/2013 12:15:05 PM
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Question: With repspect to roadmaps, for a long time, Atmel only released road-maps to preferred customers. Maybe this is still their policy as I've never seen one publically available. For me, rather than forcasting the future, I use them to see how the manufacturer concieves of the relationships among their products and what the potential upgrade paths are. Having the roadmap makes the system designer's life a LOT easier, even if you are a small customer.

JimWagner

I agree. It is unfortunate that roadmaps for future products are often kept confidential by many microcontroller vendors. However, you can still judge the feasibility of a microcontroller product line by looking at a roadmap of existing products.



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