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06/17/10 14:36
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#176733 - Since you brought it up....
Responding to: Andy Neil's previous message
What markets are appropriate for the 8051/2? As I have been reading, in particular this article:

NXP is saying that the 8-bit industry is dead, while ST is claiming it is alive and kicking. There are no specific high dollar margins for an 8-bit mcu anymore unless the application is extremely rare. Of course, everyone is in agreement that the 8-bit market is dominated by the 8051/2. Other people have made the point that an employer can easily hire someone to program for an 8-bit mcu while 16/32 bit mcu require someone to "fly" in for the job. What I mainly see the 8051/2 doing in applications is giving peripherals to the 16/32 bit devices. You'll notice a mouse or a keyboard will still contain an 8-bit mcu (at least I hope), as an example. So, what would be appropriate?

List of 14 messages in thread
What is your forum checking solution?      David Good      06/15/10 09:58      
   Polling is not that good....      Justin Fontes      06/15/10 10:24      
      Polling is fine by me!      Andy Neil      06/15/10 10:51      
         But you're on here ALL the time      Justin Fontes      06/15/10 11:29      
      Moving On      Andrew Ayre      06/15/10 17:19      
         Very true indeed...      Justin Fontes      06/15/10 20:27      
            Different markets?      Andy Neil      06/16/10 00:01      
               Since you brought it up....      Justin Fontes      06/17/10 14:36      
                  Best to start a new thread      Andy Neil      06/17/10 16:18      
                     8-bit not dead      Per Westermark      06/18/10 02:42      
                        Which part of "Start a new thread" did you not understand?      Andy Neil      06/18/10 03:10      
   forum checking      Andy Peters      06/15/10 12:17      
      Logging in?      Per Westermark      06/15/10 12:24      
   err      David Good      06/15/10 13:24      

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