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Andy Neil
07/16/08 05:31
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#156744 - would 8051 compete against the ARM Cortex-M3?
Responding to: Rm Nair's previous message
Cortex-M3 is quite new, so vendors are pricing their products very agressively to gain market share.
With Cortex-M3 parts available at around a dollar, the future does look questionable for the high-end 8051s - assuming that this pricing is sustainable...

It certainly means that there is really no point in struggling with and 8051-based design when a Cortex would be a breeze (ie, when you're struggling with things like code space, data space, or any other specific limitation due to the 8051 architecture).

I'm sure 8-bitters will continue to have a place at the really low end.

There is still a cost in acquiring tools, and the learning curve for both the tools and the architecture - so that will continue to make 8051-based solutions viable for many developers.

List of 32 messages in thread
Guess/Estimates of 8051 Market      Rm Nair      07/16/08 04:08      
   would 8051 compete against the ARM Cortex-M3?      Andy Neil      07/16/08 05:31      
      code banking a '51 an archaic approach      Erik Malund      07/16/08 06:19      
         is ie, not i.e. correct?      Andy Neil      07/16/08 14:34      
         ie is NOT correct...      Dave Brooks      07/16/08 14:50      
         ...and by the way...      Dave Brooks      07/16/08 14:53      
      Power      Craig Steiner      07/16/08 08:34      
   Domains ...      Christoph Franck      07/16/08 06:10      
   There are many many coonsiderations...      Michael Karas      07/16/08 06:23      
   ARM? is too far      Ap Charles      07/16/08 08:21      
      Eh???      Andy Neil      07/16/08 14:56      
         yes and no      Erik Malund      07/16/08 15:01      
            yes, but ... no, but...      Andy Neil      07/16/08 16:40      
               Yes I mean 8 bitter      Ap Charles      07/17/08 08:33      
      There's the key      Andy Neil      07/16/08 16:45      
         Andy you didnt get me ,afterall it all money game      Ap Charles      07/17/08 08:44      
            by the way      Erik Malund      07/17/08 14:06      
            Making parts available in Asia      Lynn Reed      07/19/08 12:36      
               Mail Order      Andy Neil      07/19/08 23:33      
                  Maplin      Steve M. Taylor      07/20/08 04:18      
                     anti-catalog      Andy Peters      07/21/08 17:35      
                  Likewise in Denver, CO, USA      Richard Erlacher      07/20/08 21:28      
               Mail order      Per Westermark      07/20/08 08:07      
               Making parts available in Asia , You cant      Ap Charles      07/21/08 01:46      
                  It's not as much better in the U.S. as you think!      Richard Erlacher      07/21/08 09:07      
                     behaviour      Ap Charles      07/21/08 09:38      
                        "list of friends"      Erik Malund      07/21/08 09:49      
                           Whats the harm even for Quantity purchases      Ap Charles      07/21/08 10:04      
               Distributor markup      John D. Maniraj      07/22/08 04:13      
                  What matters is the cost to you ...      Richard Erlacher      07/22/08 09:20      
   Never mind the 8-bitters - what about 16-bit??      Andy Neil      07/16/08 16:48      
      16 bitters      Oliver Sedlacek      07/17/08 01:39      

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