A Closer Look at MPUs

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Clay Merritt

Introduction Part two of this blog series is around microprocessors or MPUs. MPUs rely on external memory and sophisticated power supplies to provide higher processing power with much greater flash and RAM sizes. Let’s get started. MPU Key Characteristics Commonly used names for MPUs are application processors and media processors. MPU vendors include, but are

A Closer Look at MCUs

Posted on September 3, 2014 by Clay Merritt

Introduction Part one of this blog series will take a closer look at microcontrollers (MCUs) – commonly referred to as a self-contained, system-on-a-chip (SoC). MCUs have internal flash memory and are intended to operate with a minimum amount of external support ICs.  This blog covers many of the features and functions of MCUs. Let’s dive

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A Letter to Our Customers

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Tom Sparkman

Dear Spansion Customer, First and foremost, let me apologize for you being drawn into the dispute between Macronix and Spansion.  It was never our intention to disrupt our relationship as we assert our intellectual property rights. Macronix has been quite active in issuing their own press releases, creating quite a distorted picture of this case