- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 2/2012 on page 60
A Benchmark for Microcontroller Development Kits
Putting numbers to ease of use or time wasted
Like it or not but microcontrollers, or ‘embedded electronics’ as some like to put it, are hotter than ever. You need a lot of fingers to count all microcontroller (MCU) manufacturers active in the market, and trying to count all their micros is unworkable. In order to get you, the end user, to actually use MCUs, their manufacturers produce all sorts of development and evaluation tools to show off their products and highlight selected features.