From: "Spehro Pefhany"
Subject: Re: Examples Of Common MCU's In Consumer Electronics?
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Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 18:35:15 GMT
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In comp.arch.embedded Alf Katz wrote:
> Keep pulling things apart and you'll eventually find some of your friends.
> Start with mum's kitchen appliances, computer peripherals, office equipment,
> the petrol pumps at the local garage/service station, anything with a
You won't generally find them in toys and low-end battery-powered stuff,
they are not competitively priced, lack voice, VFD drive, LCD drive,
sensor interface circuitry, RTC clock or other important features, and/or
are too demanding on the batteries. But in relatively expensive things
like Noma's electronic timers (OTP 68HC705) or in CO detectors (PIC),
engine control modules, etc. you can find familiar parts.
Once you get into the ubiquitous LCD display + COB construction and
consumer volumes, a whole different set of suppliers come into play (as
well as a different set of economics). You don't need a million, more like
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
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