Brainstorm: less functionality per device, more devices
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Tue Jul 3 11:29:23 CEST 2007
On Tuesday 03 July 2007 10:31, Jonas Meyer wrote:
You forgot the most important disadvantage: bulk. It's not uncommon in modern
devices for the connectors (especially if they need to be good for thousands
of insertions) to be a major problem in layout design because of the space
they take up. I'm aware that you probably were thinking using BT as a
backplane, but that does only include the additional problem you already
mentioned - checklists in order not to forget parts home or someplace else.
Another disadvantage not mentioned in the list is cost - a monolithic device
will usually cost less with the same functionality (since you have one
mass-produced item and not small series addons, no separate packaging, etc).
In the end, a device that does little on its own but has a myriad of addons
does not necessarily mean it would be cheaper to produce :(
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