Top ten milestones in embedded 2012

December 19, 2012

Jack Ganssle-December 19, 2012 editors asked me to put together a list of what I feel are the ten best things that have happened in the embedded space in 2012. Rather than do that, I've compiled what I see as the ten most important things this year for embedded systems.

Number 10: Sub-$0.50 32-bit processors.
NXP and others have introduced ARM Cortex-M0 microcontrollers for tens of cents. Put a high-end CPU in your product for a tenth of the cost of a cup of Starbucks. Does this spell the end of 8 and 16 bits? I don't think so, but it does shift the landscape considerably.

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