19 Jul '12, 12pm

My two-cents about embedded MCU evolution - EE Times (blog) #IoT

I also do not think the 32-bit takeover enthusiasts take into account what is going on in the universities and technical institutes around the world, where as a recent paper titled “Improving the effectiveness of microcontroller education (PDF) ,“ recounts, the mainstay of many introductory classes in embedded systems still remains 8-bit platforms. The reason is not just lower cost. Instructors also find that an 8-bit platform is the best way to get their engineering and computer science students quickly into the guts of embedded development on projects that can be completed within a semester or two and go on to create projects in a wide range of leading edge applications. Some specific recent illustrations include:

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/other/4390684/My...

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