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GeneralRe: The Thrill of 520kB of RAM Pin
Gary R. Wheeler28-Nov-20 6:49
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GeneralRe: The Thrill of 520kB of RAM Pin
Matthew Dennis28-Nov-20 17:17
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64K of RAM. You were spoiled. I remember using MC6805 processors that had just under 2K EEPROM and 112 bytes of RAM, including stack.

Did some amazing things with this, including a Point-of-Sale dual printer driver that controlled everything, including firing the print head, fonts, 4 different print hardware, bit-banged serial port.

Everything was interrupt driven state-machines to reduce RAM requirements and provide multi-tasking.

I even had to use some interrupt vectors for code space.

It was glorious fun.
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."

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