[vcf-midatlantic] Semi-OT: microcontollers (?)
systems.glitch at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 13:27:20 EDT 2017
Absolutely agree that old "microcontrollers" are relevant. I'm sure a bunch
of us could list off at least a dozen CPUs that were used in the capacity
that microcontrollers are now, not to mention even vintage devices we'd
definitely recognize as microcontrollers today (Mostek's single-chip F8
with piggyback ROM, or the already mentioned 8051 and 8048).
Further, there are some interesting microcontrollers available now that are
in fact vintage (or almost-vintage) CPU cores at their hearts. In
particular I'm thinking of the Microchip PIC32 line, which is a MIPS32 core.
On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 12:25 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> On 06/29/2017 12:12 PM, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > I would suggest that early "microcontrollers" are on topic here.
> Me too.
> The microcontroller is a special case of the microprocessor. They're
> computers too.
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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