32-bit MCU-family inquiry

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by P_B, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. P_B

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Hi everyone!

    This is my first post here :)
    I'm interested in making a platform which has an 32-bit MCU as the centralcomponent. This platform is supposed to be configurable, i.e. do thingsthat an 8-bit MCU can handle OR do more advanced signal processing. What I have come up with is ARM Cortex M.
    From what I've read on theinternet is that NXP has pin- & software-compatible devices in Cortex M0, M3 and M4. In addition, STMicroelectronics will have the same this year, theycurrently only have Cortex M3 and M4.

    I would like to hear some reviews from you guys on the NXP and ST devices. What would you recommend if you don't want to recommend these, Renesas, Microchip etc. I am open to all suggestions. I don't have special criterias at this point, not more than low cost and low power consumption. But those are almost always criterias, I guess.

    Really appreciate any input!!