Erlang uP [was Functional programming for microcontrollers?]

James Hague <>
Fri Oct 12 16:47:10 CEST 2001


Ulf Wiger wrote:

> In short, we who develop complex embedded systems with high
> performance requirements are not necessarily able to use today's
> fastest processors, since they run too hot for embedded systems.
> The trend seems to be that higher speeds are achieved at the cost
> of ever increasing power consumption.

Very interesting.  I've often wondered if that were the case.  PC-type
hardware has gone crazy in recent years, with multiple fans, giant heat
sinks, and video cards that plug into wall sockets.  Too bad no one is
concerned with lower power consumption.

James



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