By Richard Nass, Embedded.com (10/16/08, 01:29:00 PM EDT)
There are many microcontroller architectures available to an embedded systems developer. But as more and more vendors adopt the ARM core, the choices become limited. Of course, those licensees will tell you that every one of their offerings is different. And in many ways they are. But in many ways they aren't.
In an interesting twist this week, one of the ARM competitors--Microchip--decided to hop on the ARM bandwagon, sort of. In a roundabout way, Microchip is attempting to become an ARM licensee. They are doing this by attempting to acquire the microprocessor divisions of Atmel.
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