Author Topic: Automotive: Engine Control Unit microcontroller  (Read 2570 times)

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Offline theoldwizard1

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Re: Automotive: Engine Control Unit microcontroller
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2017, 09:55:19 AM »
It really depends. The Tri-Core is powerful but it also isn't exactly fun to use from what I hear. It also depends on the history of the particular product (if all previous models used chip X, you don't really want to switch to chip Y and lose all the hard-earned experience) ...
Try to explain that to management and purchasing who want to save a buck on a high volume product !
 

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Re: Automotive: Engine Control Unit microcontroller
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2017, 12:28:43 PM »
Today's high integrated chips use less than 25% or the silicon for the CPU.
Most MCUs have far less than 25% of the silicon area dedicated to the CPU(s). Its hard to find the CPU(s) on most dies, they are such a small part of the total.
 


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