HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Internet of things
Elizabeth M   7/1/2013 8:17:37 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, it's already started, Chuck, and there are surely more to come. When the IoT will actually begin to become a true reality, however, is another story...I think maybe in five years we'll get there, and that's being generous!

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Popular Core
Elizabeth M   7/1/2013 5:18:56 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for clarifying that, tekochip. Good to know. I imagine you are right about the licensing program but I'd have to dig a bit deeper.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Internet of things
Charles Murray   6/28/2013 7:26:02 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Liz. I suspect we'll be seeing a tremendous number of products rolling out in the next few years with the Internet of Things in mind.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Popular Core
tekochip   6/27/2013 10:36:08 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, you're right, I'm in the habit of saying Phillips because Intel stopped supporting and making the 8051 quite some time ago.  Phillips was the first to buy the core license and did an excellent job of supporting the part with plenty of variations and readable documentation.  It seems that everybody has an 8051 variant, my favorite licensee is Silicon Labs.  Silabs has some amazing versions that can outperform a 32 bit machine.  I really think that success of the core licensing model used on the 8051 is what gave ARM the idea to create a core licensing company. 
 
I wonder if Microchip (originally General Instruments) had used as a licensing strategy they could have kept Holtek and others from making knockoffs and stealing business that is rightly theirs?


oldguywithtoys
User Rank
Silver
Re: Popular Core
oldguywithtoys   6/27/2013 10:10:27 AM
NO RATINGS
Intel originated the 8051 back in 1978 and licensed a LOT of second sources.  Signetics was an early licensee and Philips picked up that license when they bought out Signetics.  Signetics had already come out with a few new flavors, including a low-pin-count version I had just designed-in.  The Philips buyout worried me - I had designed-in an MMI part just before AMD bought them out and discontinued that particular part with no pin-compatible alternative.  Philips, however, continued my Signetics part and pushed out an explosion of 8051 variants, some of which I've used over the years.  I recall that back in 1983 or 1984 a manager chewed me out for designing in an 80C52 - didn't I realize the family would be obsolete in a couple years?  He wanted me to re-spin the design around an 80286 - real state-of-the-art technology that'll be around for decades.

BobDJr
User Rank
Gold
Re: Popular Core
BobDJr   6/27/2013 9:18:45 AM
NO RATINGS
Hi tekochip, how's it going?  Don't you mean Intel for the 8051?

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Popular Core
tekochip   6/27/2013 7:37:57 AM
NO RATINGS
It's not the particular micro, it's the ARM M0 core that's used in the micro.  It seems that every manufacturer has their own version of the M0, which suggests that they have a very aggressive licensing program reminiscent of what Phillips did with the 8051.


Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Popular Core
Elizabeth M   6/27/2013 4:46:34 AM
NO RATINGS
I'll have to look that up, tekochip. I didn't realize this particular microcontroller was so popular.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Popular Core
tekochip   6/26/2013 9:14:05 AM
NO RATINGS
The M0 is everywhere, maybe it's the next 8051 or Z80.  I wonder if there is a
ranking somewhere of microcontroller cores and which one is the most popular
license.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Internet of things
Elizabeth M   6/26/2013 5:20:05 AM
NO RATINGS
Yet another example of components companies releasing products to enable the Internet of things with more versatile microcontrollers that can support a range of applications, including connectivity. This will definitely continue to be a trend for some time until the IoT becomes a reality, which could take some years but is starting to unfold.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Battery maker LG Chem Power Inc. plans to offer a new cell chemistry that could serve as the foundation for an affordable electric car with a 200-mile driving range by 2017.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
New developments in sensors span a wide range of applications in all areas of manufacturing and plant automation.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Two students have created a voice-command system for our homes, based on the simple and affordable Raspberry Pi.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 4 - 8, Introduction to Linux Device Drivers
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


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.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service