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Valentin Angelovski
12/02/05 05:11
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Melbourne
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#104572 - Me neither
Responding to: Slobodan Mandaric's previous message
Probably, we feel more connected to the "methusalem" than they do ! For them, it is a long, long back in the past (sure it is), and history doesn't make money !


Slobodan,

More reasons why Intel would rather 'forget' this chip:

1.) They tried to 'upgrade' it with MCS-251 - and failed to make the same impact as it's predecessor.
2.) Intel would rather sell you a 'mobile' (read low power) version of the pentium!
3.) You cannot patent a number!

Anyways, it's good to know there are other manufacturers who make chips which have an 8051-based core - and are continuously enhancing it's performance/features.


Cheers,
Valentin

PS: Interesting side note. From what i've read, (wasn't there, sorry :) Intel started work on the 8051, when they were chastized upon the release of the 8048 - experts degraded it as a 'toy' or worse - truly an uderrated part.




List of 51 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
Happy birthday, 8051!      Jan Waclawek      11/28/05 08:44      
   The Silver Aniversary      Neil Kurzman      11/28/05 09:15      
   What?      Donald Catto      11/28/05 10:07      
   Year 1981!      Arif Deshmukh      11/28/05 11:38      
   Perhaps the '51 is 26 yrs of age      Phillip M Gallo      11/28/05 13:02      
      announcement      Jan Waclawek      11/28/05 14:12      
         Intel's Official Date      Phillip M Gallo      11/28/05 17:03      
            birthday      Jan Waclawek      11/29/05 00:45      
      before my time !      Steve M. Taylor      11/28/05 17:40      
         still a mere child...      Hal Albach      11/28/05 17:48      
            another mere child      Phillip M Gallo      11/28/05 22:16      
               An infant over here...@ 31 y.o!      Valentin Angelovski      11/28/05 23:12      
                  Another infant... @31 y.o.      Mariusz Sobkowiak      11/28/05 23:58      
                     true, but      Erik Malund      11/29/05 06:09      
      This is really a long time ...      Jörg Rockstroh      11/29/05 01:09      
         This is really a long time ...      Grant Beattie      11/29/05 09:45      
            Re: old chips...      Valentin Angelovski      11/29/05 15:48      
            D87C51      Farshid Jafari Harandi      11/29/05 16:52      
               IT must be 1980      Anil Gupta      11/30/05 03:54      
                  RE : 1980      Farshid Jafari Harandi      11/30/05 12:10      
                     1980 is the chip mask Copyright notice      Phillip M Gallo      11/30/05 13:49      
                        what is chip Mask copyright?      Anil Gupta      11/30/05 23:05      
                           No      Neil Kurzman      12/02/05 08:52      
                     timestamp      Jan Waclawek      12/05/05 00:44      
            TS80C31X2      Neil Kurzman      11/29/05 17:15      
   Chip mask protection      Phillip M Gallo      12/01/05 00:25      
      US Only Again??      Ian Bell      12/01/05 04:33      
         general copyright act?      Jan Waclawek      12/01/05 04:43      
            International Law      Ian Bell      12/01/05 04:51      
      That was their downfall, BTW      Richard Erlacher      01/28/06 12:56      
         history      Jan Waclawek      01/28/06 14:57      
   Intel inside      Jan Waclawek      12/02/05 03:05      
      I am not surprised      Slobodan Mandaric      12/02/05 04:10      
         Had Intel taken more interest in 8051      Anil Gupta      12/02/05 04:41      
         Me neither      Valentin Angelovski      12/02/05 05:11      
      Memories 8051 Design      Phillip M Gallo      12/02/05 16:35      
         Another good article      Farshid Jafari Harandi      12/03/05 09:56      
         Intel gives up mcus gradually?      Jan Waclawek      12/09/05 02:15      
   Congratulation Philips      Peter Dannegger      12/03/05 11:58      
      Good Article .. DataBooks      Phillip M Gallo      12/03/05 15:32      
      how much is it Philips?      Jan Waclawek      12/03/05 15:49      
         Me too      Craig Steiner      12/03/05 16:26      
   80c51 history      Jeff Corr      12/04/05 12:21      
   I have found      Oleg Sergeev      01/20/06 08:49      
      go to this page      Kevin Timm      01/20/06 08:52      
         yes, you catched it!      Oleg Sergeev      01/20/06 08:55      
      nice piece      Jan Waclawek      01/20/06 13:17      
   Lindy barcode reader      Jez Smith      01/20/06 10:29      
      appnote?      Jan Waclawek      01/20/06 13:05      
         its just usefull      Jez Smith      01/20/06 13:29      
      Generic 8051 board at large      Grant Beattie      01/23/06 13:11      

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