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Reply-To: "Geraldo Sazias"
From: "Geraldo Sazias"
Subject: Re: Examples Of Common MCU's In Consumer Electronics?
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Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 07:10:39 GMT
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"Ben Bradley" wrote in message
> In sci.electronics.design, "Geraldo Sazias"
> >Can someone cite some examples of 'common' (frequently used by hobbyists)
> >MCU's (AVR,PIC and MSP430) being used in consumer and or mass produced
> >electronics? Whenever I open up some consumer electronics device it has
> >either an unknown MCU or one I can't identify at all (ussually bump
> >packaged directly onto the PCB). Is it even economically viable to use on
> >these MCU's in a million plus class consumer electronics device?
> Intel's 8048/8051's have been used extensively for computer
> keyboard encoders, used in both the IBM/Wintel compatibles and the
> original Macintosh (horrors! An Intel chip in a Mac!) keyboards.
That was a long, long time ago. Most PC chipsets have this integrated
on-board. I'm not sure if they use an integrated 8048 or if they emulate it
using another core.
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