Re: Cheap uC in non-huge volumes?

On Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:06:28 -0600, Joe Chisolm <jchisolm6@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:02:13 -0500, Mel wrote:

linnix wrote:

On Dec 16, 8:32 am, Mel <mwil...@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What's cheaper than a PIC10F202 with 512 instructions in Flash, 24
bytes RAM, 3 output pins at reasonable current, doesn't require
megacorp-scale business to order?

Thanks, Mel.

What target qty? .5$ @ 1ku doesn't save much.

Hard to say, it's still very conceptual. Digikey's minimum PIC10F202
order of 3,000 for $.38/unit doesn't make me run away screaming. That
order of magnitude initially, anyway.


Buy directly from Microchip. Click on the buy now button. You can buy
small or large qty. Here in the US I get them in 2 days with their
normal FedEx shipping.

They currently show a SOT-23 package 100+ => $0.38, 1000+ => $0.35,
5000+ => $0.33

They'll also pre-program and mark them for a few cents.