Re: What about the motorola microcontroller?

From: Anton Erasmus (nobody_at_spam.prevent.net)
Date: 01/15/05


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

On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 08:02:10 -0800, Tim Wescott
<tim@wescottnospamdesign.com> wrote:

>Leon Heller wrote:
>
>> "Bruce Sam" <persevreman@yahoo.com.cn> wrote in message
>> news:1105520153.204163.59270@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>>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
>> (http://www.onsemi.com/) 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
components.

Anton Erasmus



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