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Jim Granville
04/17/13 14:47
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#189671 - Money matters more to some than others
Responding to: Andy Peters's previous message
Andy Peters said:

I came to the conclusion when I saw that the SiLabs ARMs were in many cases a lot less expensive than their 8051s.


SiLabs Prices ? Really ?
The cheapest SiLabs ARM shown at Digikey is $3.76/100 in a 40 pin package, whilst their cheapest C8051 is 73c, and Flash is from $1.15+ from SiLabs (and $1.02+ from Zilog)
A 40 pin modern Flash part from Atmel is 63.6c @ 4KF and 64.8c # 8KF

We have an app that has 3+ 8051 Vendors offering MSOP10 packages, and guess how many ARM vendors ? Yes, Zero.

There will be many more ARMs following Stellaris into early retirement.
How can a user be sure theirs is not one of them ? Roll that dice....



List of 36 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
8/32 bit musings      Erik Malund      03/07/13 08:56      
   Have you looked at the TI M4 Cortex versions?      Richard Erlacher      03/07/13 11:13      
      re:TI      Jacob Boyce      03/07/13 11:20      
         One man's "Flexible" is another man's "Cumbersome"      Andy Neil      03/07/13 14:17      
            flexibility ....      Erik Malund      03/07/13 14:30      
               several menus to get a cuppa       Andy Neil      03/08/13 00:13      
            re: experience      Jacob Boyce      03/08/13 07:42      
            'Unwanted' flexibility      Oliver Sedlacek      03/18/13 06:31      
               well, there is some help      Erik Malund      03/18/13 11:04      
                  SiLabs AppBuilder      Andy Peters      04/16/13 15:29      
                     sam e with freescale      Erik Malund      04/16/13 15:40      
                     Same with Cypress PSoC Creator      Andy Neil      04/17/13 01:48      
                        same ...      Andy Peters      04/17/13 11:12      
         Certainly a wry smile is needed       Jim Granville      03/07/13 20:59      
            It gets worse      Andy Neil      04/17/13 01:52      
   develop all, even small, new apps in 32 bits      Joseph Hebert      04/17/13 06:48      
      how ??      Andy Peters      04/17/13 11:21      
         cost      Joseph Hebert      04/17/13 11:28      
            re: cost      Andy Peters      04/17/13 12:05      
               cost analysis      Joseph Hebert      04/17/13 16:00      
         Money matters more to some than others      Jim Granville      04/17/13 14:47      
            RE: ARMs following Stellaris into early retirement      Andy Neil      04/18/13 03:21      
               as will we all (eventually)      Jim Granville      04/18/13 06:11      
            ARM in small packages      Maarten Brock      04/23/13 05:23      
      Scope of "all"      Andy Neil      04/18/13 03:25      
         Scope of "all"      Joseph Hebert      04/18/13 12:48      
            RE: a hypothesis that will withstand scrutiny      Andy Neil      04/18/13 12:50      
         RE: Superlatives are greatly over-used these days      Andy Neil      04/18/13 12:51      
      Software costs      Oliver Sedlacek      04/18/13 07:52      
         code reuse      Joseph Hebert      04/18/13 12:51      
            I find code reuse in embedded, at best, cumbersome      Erik Malund      04/18/13 14:56      
               Maybe it's because I don't use HLL, but ...       Richard Erlacher      04/18/13 23:12      
            Devils triangle      Oliver Sedlacek      04/23/13 09:06      
               I choose      Mahmood Elnasser      04/23/13 09:33      
               except ...        Joseph Hebert      04/23/13 13:03      
            Including code that wasn't absolutely necessary ...      Richard Erlacher      04/23/13 15:35      

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