Speaking of 6502s, was Re: 70's micros still available - was 1802 problems
Eric J Korpela
korpela at ssl.berkeley.edu
Thu Jan 5 16:53:36 CST 2006
On 1/3/06, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> Yet, the reverse has turned out to be true--the 68HC11
> seems to be everywhere--and the 6502 has been pretty much relegated to
> obscurity after some popularity in the first generation of personal
> Which leads me, in a way, to the conclusion that maybe instruction sets
> don't matter all that much in the real world.
I've been wondering about this as well. I would have assumed that for
microcontrollers that cost would be supreme. Did the 6800 family get
cheaper than the 6502 at some point? After all saving a dollar a unit
on 100K units pays for a programmer.
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