Ten lies about microprocessors

Posted 22 Jun 2003 at 03:12 UTC by steve Share This

Deciding on what microprocessor you want to use for your next robot brain? Embedded.com has published an interesting little essay that attempts to dispel 10 common myths about microprocessors. Is RISC better than CISC? Is Intel the most common micro in use? Is MIPS a useful measure of performance? Where's that Java chip? These and other contentious questions are answered.

Lie #11, posted 22 Jun 2003 at 04:14 UTC by jeffkoenig » (Master)

"We've got plenty of stock, and the lead time is low."

We've got plenty of stock and ..., posted 23 Jun 2003 at 05:44 UTC by Timster » (Master)

The power consumption is low :) seriously!

Ours has the Lowest Cost......, posted 24 Jun 2003 at 18:18 UTC by earlwb » (Master)

What's that phrase? "...ours costs less than $0.xxx each..." then when you go and check it's for 1,000,000+ chips in a quantity buy.

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