F8 chip was Video Brain

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Mon Jul 14 07:45:27 1997

:> Technology PMOS NMOS

This is wrong. both are N-channel silicone gate NMOS.

:> # of Instructions 69 70

What this doesn't tell is that the F8 had a very weak instruction set.
doing something like xoring a byte was tedious to say the least. The
8080 instruction set was far more general.

The F8 was aimed at the market that the 8048 and 8051 would later
dominate, IE: single chip MPUs of general application.

Also april '78 KILOBAUD had an article speculating on how to use a VB
system as a cheap graphic peripheral.

Received on Mon Jul 14 1997 - 07:45:27 BST

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