Robert Miller, President of Fture Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, continues to place strong emphasis on the company's focus on microcontrollers.
Future Electronics prides itself on its expertise in the field of microcontrollers. Todd Baker, Corporate Vice President, who works closely with Robert Miller, President of Future Electronics, recently wrote an article explaining what microcontrollers are and what they do, which was recently featured in the company's magazine. An abridged version of the article follows herein.
For decades, 8-bit MCU architectures were the embedded system architecture of choice and absolutely dominated the worldwide market share. They were the simplest to design with, lowest power consuming, and cheapest to manufacture, which made them perfect for the high volume industrial and commercial applications of the past. Over the last few years that has drastically changed, and new processor core designs, along with smaller silicon manufacturing capabilities, have led to a great shift towards 32-bit MCU architectures. These more advanced architectures are now capable of the same higher performance they've always had, with much lower power consumption and price points than were formerly possible.
Approximately 80% of an embedded project's design time is spent on writing firmware for the MCU. The MCU is almost always the first part selected on a design and it will set the course for every capacitor, voltage regulator, PHY and connector that the design will need.
Future Electronics' Advanced Engineers help educate and support customers during this long MCU selection process. While the customer is focused on code and is calling the AE to ask for assistance with MCU bugs, the AE is able to monitor the design and recommend regulators, connectors, and other components that the engineer hasn't even considered yet.
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About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by President Robert Miller, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®.