Sexiest 8-bit microprocessor

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  1. BillO

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    For me it has to be the 6502 and it's siblings. Incredibly efficient, easy to program, and even easier to interface to. Still in popular use today in CMOS versions running up to 14Mhz and as VHDL cores.

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  2. DerStrom8

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    Bill, may I ask what this new obsession with the word "sexiest" is all about?

    ;):D:p
     
  3. BillO

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    Attraction. Things that draw you in captivate you and and catch your interest and fancy.
     
  4. DerStrom8

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    It's just the third or fourth thread you've started in just a couple of days asking for the "sexiest" so-and-so :D
    Just wondering what brought it all about :p
     
  5. BillO

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    Eye catching terminology.:D

    There may be more.:eek:
     
  6. thatoneguy

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    I must agree. I still have a 6502 Instruction set book from the early 80's around here somewhere.
     
  7. Sparky49

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    Agree with Strom, feeling abit promiscuous are we Bill?:D
     
  8. AlexR

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    Anyone who thinks that any microprocessor (regardless of the number of bits) is in any way "SEXY" should get a life and make a determined effort to get out more!
     
  9. Wendy

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    You do realize what site you're on, right? Sexy is in the eyes of the beholder. I still love that old chip.
     
  10. t06afre

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    I'M TOO SEXY FOR MYSELF. Now as we have established that fact. I liked the Z80 quite well. Was it sexy...Nah not sure about that
     
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  11. BillO

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    I still use them in designs! Not the uber sexy white cermaic with gold lead ones mind you, just the plastic variety.
     
  12. BillO

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    I still think both my wife and Michell Pfieffer are SEXY! The other stuff is just sexy. Does this exonerate me?
     
  13. RiJoRI

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    The sexiest micro MUST be the 6809 by Motorola. Why?? Because of its sign-extend command:

    SEX

    Har! Har! Har!

    Then for the funky folks, there's the 8051's OR and AND instructions. (Look 'em up. I don't want the moderators to get all upset... :D )


    --Rich
    P.S., other Moto micros may also have that command.
     
  14. ErnieM

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    You are a sick man and should seek immediate help. :eek:
     
  15. DerStrom8

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    O.O

    I have to say I'm with Ernie on this one....

    :eek:
     
  16. t06afre

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    Meanwhile I am waiting for the sexiest dictator thread. I know we do not discuss politics in this forum. But I hope the mods will make an exception for this debate :p
     
  17. nerdegutta

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    Living on the edge, there t06afre? The only dictator in you life, <snip>! :eek:
     
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  18. RRITESH KAKKAR

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    I think for me its 8085....
     
  19. Wendy

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    Hmmm, a scrawny chicken? Need I say more? :p
     
  20. MrChips

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    So much to choose from: 1802, 6802, 68000, HC11. But my vote has to be with Rich - the Motorola 6809.
     
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