microprocessors - was Re[2]: Replies to various threads

From: William Donzelli <william_at_ans.net>
Date: Sun Apr 26 11:16:52 1998

> The RCA1802 was sort of a square egg. It had popularity for a short
> while. People lost interest after that, partly as RCA discontinued
> it by the mid 80s. Also because it was slow and had a relatively
> poor(primitive) instruction set and a total lack of high level languages
> other than tinybasic.

Apparently the satellite people liked them because of their low power
requirments. Several companies (maybe RCA itself) produced rad-hard

William Donzelli
Received on Sun Apr 26 1998 - 11:16:52 BST

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