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Valentin Angelovski
01/23/12 19:54
  01/23/12 20:04

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#185645 - Why is it my preference?
Responding to: ???'s previous message
Hi Jon,

Short answer: because I can do this with one.. :-)

Slightly longer answer: While I too no longer use 'classic' (read low-speed & resources) members of the MCS-51 family, as others have mentioned there are many modern (and more capable) devices that supersede their older brothers..

One of the key strengths is it's boolean processing capability, allowing for compact virtualisation of hardware through software. Of course, virtualisation capability is dependent on a number of factors, though generally speaking modern variants would broaden the scope of applications that could exploit this feature more thoroughly

Another key strength of the MCS-51 family - it's already a standardised embedded system (i.e. standard timers/uart/pio etc) that is still available from multiple vendors and not just a (insert current 32-bit model here) processor core with proprietary crap bolted onto it.. just my $0.02

Valentin Angelovski

List of 14 messages in thread
Why is the MCS-51 family your uC family of preference?      Jon Wilder      01/22/12 12:30      
   My Choice      Michael Karas      01/22/12 13:06      
   Just a question of preferences      Per Westermark      01/22/12 13:09      
   It's the instruction set ...      Richard Erlacher      01/22/12 18:38      
   new '51 derivatives appearing monthly      Erik Malund      01/23/12 06:40      
      Instruction Set        Michael Karas      01/23/12 08:07      
         Forgot one!      Rob Klein      01/23/12 14:19      
         The PIC is as Old as the 8051      Neil Kurzman      01/23/12 14:31      
            AVR is hardly "new" in semiconductor terms...      Andy Neil      01/23/12 16:47      
            It may be older ...      Richard Erlacher      01/23/12 23:30      
               indeed it is..      Valentin Angelovski      01/24/12 01:19      
   a questionaire from the past      Jan Waclawek      01/23/12 13:30      
   Why is it my preference?      Valentin Angelovski      01/23/12 19:54      
   why?      Andy Peters      01/24/12 10:11      

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