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Technology Stocks : Atmel - the trend is about to change
ATML 8.1400.0%Apr 12 4:00 PM EDT

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From: mlc1783/15/2009 7:22:40 PM
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Atmel touts the AVR32's compact code size. I see how that is done. The AVR32 is a RISC processor that allows mixing of instructions of different sizes: 16 bit and 32 bit. ARM and MIPS cannot do that - they can go to a mode for 16 bit instructions or a mode for 32 bit instructions, but there is no mode that allows mixing of 16 and 32 bit instructions.

Of course, there are CISC processors that have no restriction on instruction size resulting in compact code size too.
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