- on Microcontrollers
- Published in issue 9/2004 on page 0
Microcontroller Buyers Guide
A dazzling choice of devices…
Lots of semiconductor manufacturers also supply microcontrollers. The plethora of available versions and their increasing flexibility do not make it easy to find the right micro for your specific application.Comparing and weighting microcontroller specifications being largely subjective, it’s just not possible to give hard and fast rules to anyone wishing to pick ‘the best’ microcontroller for a given job. In nearly all cases the starting point will be the actual application with its very specific requirements. This article does not aim at comprehensiveness by listing thousands of different microcontrollers but rather summarizes selection criteria to help you reduce the number of micros you could use from stunning to manageable.