Re: What about the motorola microcontroller?

From: Anton Erasmus (
Date: 01/15/05

Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 10:33:12 +0200

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 08:02:10 -0800, Tim Wescott
<> wrote:

>Leon Heller wrote:
>> "Bruce Sam" <> wrote in message
>>>Is it good to learn or to use.What general factor we should consider
>>>if I we want to use it? I'm just newbie in microcontroller and have a
>>>very great interesting in it.
>> Motorola is now On Semiconductor. Have a look at their web site
>> ( and see if their MCUs are suitable for your
>> application.
>> Leon
>Motorola is Motorola, and it makes cell phones and other system-level
>stuff. But it has spun off not one, but two semiconductor companies: On
>semiconductor got opamps, gates, discretes and other "commodity" semis,
>Freescale semiconductor got microprocessors, DSPs and other "top end" stuff.
>I can't remember who got the RF stuff; I think it Freescale but I always
>have to look.

The two companies are starting to make competing components in some
areas as well. Specifically LINBus, CAN and other automotive

Anton Erasmus