How about an estimate for just a CPU core for a base price per chip.
How about then adding some commonly available IP to it for what the cost of stirring the pot.
Would my burdened cost be $1 per device or $10 per device or ....
I would be fine if you want to craft an example similar to what I am describing if my question is dumb since my question is just to understand what the cost for a new entrant to get to a simple product.
I wanted to test the assumption about the difficulty in just stirring up a pot of ARM for solving a problem where I needed 1 million devices.
About how many people would I have to hire.
Tools would I have to buy.
Costs for the first time through the process .... barrier to entry and then incremental cost.