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Erik Malund
12/23/11 08:08
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Mt Airy, Nc

#185194 - embedded categories vs "ease of programming"
Responding to: Per Westermark's previous message
That obviously depends on the requirements and priorities.
with the "small PCs" such as the Android called 'embedded' there is one HUGE distinction:
* a) fixed purpose embedded (what we have known and loved for decades)
* b) multi-purpose embedded (anything that can load an 'app')

for group a) there will, depending on production volume, be a weighing of develoment cost vs unit production cost, e.g. for a thing that is to be made in multi-millions you may still see some assembler.

for group b) the only concern is the 'attitude' of the users.

in this thread I must, once more, get on my soapbox, why is everybody haunting Dell and HP to be "energy efficient" when no one haunts Microsoft for forcing PCs to use more energy to have an, even acceptable, performance.


List of 12 messages in thread
Wirth's law Does it apply to embedded systems?      Jez Smith      12/22/11 15:28      
   Same for embedded      Per Westermark      12/22/11 15:49      
      It's possible, but ...      Richard Erlacher      12/22/11 23:59      
         That obviously depends on priorities and focus        Per Westermark      12/23/11 00:35      
            Still Java      JecksonS Ben      12/23/11 01:13      
            embedded categories vs "ease of programming"      Erik Malund      12/23/11 08:08      
            No question about it, but doesn't that also contain risks?      Richard Erlacher      12/23/11 08:43      
   Speed, quality, cost      Oliver Sedlacek      12/23/11 02:43      
      I think they have to choose which one of the three ...      Richard Erlacher      12/23/11 08:46      
         Its time for me to get on my soapbox      Jez Smith      12/23/11 14:25      
            passing knowledge        Mahmood Elnasser      12/24/11 05:59      
   Software Bloat - or Feature Bloat?      Andy Neil      12/24/11 01:54      

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