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4-bit MCUs

Started by Rick C June 14, 2022
Wow!  This group seems to have all but died.  It used to be very vibrant. 

I'm trying to determine how prevalent 4-bit MCUs are in the world.  I know lots of products have used 4-bit devices in the past, coffee-makers, remote controls, microwave ovens, etc.  I believe at one time, in terms of  raw quantity, they outnumbered every other sector.  But I don't find very many at mainstream manufacturers.  I've also only found a couple companies with less visibility who supply these parts.  

Anyone out there work with 4 bit MCUs?  Anyone build products in the quantities of millions where a 4 bit MCU might make a difference price wise?  

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On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 11:26:30 AM UTC-4, Rick C wrote:
> Wow! This group seems to have all but died. It used to be very vibrant. > > I'm trying to determine how prevalent 4-bit MCUs are in the world. I know lots of products have used 4-bit devices in the past, coffee-makers, remote controls, microwave ovens, etc. I believe at one time, in terms of raw quantity, they outnumbered every other sector. But I don't find very many at mainstream manufacturers. I've also only found a couple companies with less visibility who supply these parts. > > Anyone out there work with 4 bit MCUs? Anyone build products in the quantities of millions where a 4 bit MCU might make a difference price wise?
Sorry, my bad. I didn't see my other post. I need to learn how to use my tools. :( -- Rick C. + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On 14/06/2022 17:26, Rick C wrote:
> Wow! This group seems to have all but died. It used to be very > vibrant. >
Sad, but true. Few new people join Usenet - most technical groups are either destroyed by vandals, migrated to mostly non-technical (such as sci.electronics.design), or haunted by greybeards. c.a.e. has always been quite small, and most of the people here seem to be quite happy doing their work without having to ask many questions. But when someone /does/ ask a question, there are a fair number of lurkers who crawl out of the woodwork to join in. So it's nice to see a thread like this!
> I'm trying to determine how prevalent 4-bit MCUs are in the world. I > know lots of products have used 4-bit devices in the past, > coffee-makers, remote controls, microwave ovens, etc. I believe at > one time, in terms of raw quantity, they outnumbered every other > sector. But I don't find very many at mainstream manufacturers. > I've also only found a couple companies with less visibility who > supply these parts. >
That matches my understanding.
> Anyone out there work with 4 bit MCUs? Anyone build products in the > quantities of millions where a 4 bit MCU might make a difference > price wise? >
Not me.
On 14/06/2022 17:28, Rick C wrote:
> On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 11:26:30 AM UTC-4, Rick C wrote: >> Wow! This group seems to have all but died. It used to be very >> vibrant. >> >> I'm trying to determine how prevalent 4-bit MCUs are in the world. >> I know lots of products have used 4-bit devices in the past, >> coffee-makers, remote controls, microwave ovens, etc. I believe at >> one time, in terms of raw quantity, they outnumbered every other >> sector. But I don't find very many at mainstream manufacturers. >> I've also only found a couple companies with less visibility who >> supply these parts. >> >> Anyone out there work with 4 bit MCUs? Anyone build products in the >> quantities of millions where a 4 bit MCU might make a difference >> price wise? > > Sorry, my bad. I didn't see my other post. I need to learn how to > use my tools. :( >
You need to get proper tools instead of the "google groups" disaster. (We've had this discussion before, and I'm not going to try to persuade you again - but I can still hope you'll see the light!)
On 6/14/2022 19:26, David Brown wrote:
> On 14/06/2022 17:28, Rick C wrote: >> On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 11:26:30 AM UTC-4, Rick C wrote: >>> Wow! This group seems to have all but died. It used to be very >>> vibrant. >>> >>> I'm trying to determine how prevalent 4-bit MCUs are in the world. >>> I know lots of products have used 4-bit devices in the past, >>> coffee-makers, remote controls, microwave ovens, etc. I believe at >>> one time, in terms of raw quantity, they outnumbered every other >>> sector. But I don't find very many at mainstream manufacturers. >>> I've also only found a couple companies with less visibility who >>> supply these parts. >>> >>> Anyone out there work with 4 bit MCUs? Anyone build products in the >>> quantities of millions where a 4 bit MCU might make a difference >>> price wise? >> >> Sorry, my bad.  I didn't see my other post.  I need to learn how to >> use my tools.  :( >> > > You need to get proper tools instead of the "google groups" disaster. > (We've had this discussion before, and I'm not going to try to persuade > you again - but I can still hope you'll see the light!)
Oh come on David, their web interface is good enough to monitor/read the groups. I do it all the time. When I post I do use thunderbird so I can have a reasonable predictability of what my post will look like, but for just looking at "what's up" the browser via google groups is just fine.
On 14/06/2022 18:45, Dimiter_Popoff wrote:
> On 6/14/2022 19:26, David Brown wrote: >> On 14/06/2022 17:28, Rick C wrote:
>>> Sorry, my bad.  I didn't see my other post.  I need to learn how to >>> use my tools.  :( >>> >> >> You need to get proper tools instead of the "google groups" disaster. >> (We've had this discussion before, and I'm not going to try to >> persuade you again - but I can still hope you'll see the light!) > > Oh come on David, their web interface is good enough to monitor/read > the groups. I do it all the time. When I post I do use thunderbird > so I can have a reasonable predictability of what my post will look > like, but for just looking at "what's up" the browser via google > groups is just fine.
This is one of the first on-topic threads we've had for a while, so let's not get side-tracked (my apologies for taking it in that direction). GG is great for searching and looking at old posts - I'm sure anything I might want to say about it, I have already said before :-)
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 1:02:59 PM UTC-4, David Brown wrote:
> On 14/06/2022 18:45, Dimiter_Popoff wrote: > > On 6/14/2022 19:26, David Brown wrote: > >> On 14/06/2022 17:28, Rick C wrote: > > >>> Sorry, my bad. I didn't see my other post. I need to learn how to > >>> use my tools. :( > >>> > >> > >> You need to get proper tools instead of the "google groups" disaster. > >> (We've had this discussion before, and I'm not going to try to > >> persuade you again - but I can still hope you'll see the light!) > > > > Oh come on David, their web interface is good enough to monitor/read > > the groups. I do it all the time. When I post I do use thunderbird > > so I can have a reasonable predictability of what my post will look > > like, but for just looking at "what's up" the browser via google > > groups is just fine. > This is one of the first on-topic threads we've had for a while, so > let's not get side-tracked (my apologies for taking it in that > direction). GG is great for searching and looking at old posts - I'm > sure anything I might want to say about it, I have already said before :-)
What part of -this post was an accident- do you not understand??? The OTHER thread is the post people are replying to. This thread needs to be ignored. We don't need two on the same topic. -- Rick C. + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On 14/06/2022 19:27, Rick C wrote:
> On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 1:02:59 PM UTC-4, David Brown wrote: >> On 14/06/2022 18:45, Dimiter_Popoff wrote: >>> On 6/14/2022 19:26, David Brown wrote: >>>> On 14/06/2022 17:28, Rick C wrote: >> >>>>> Sorry, my bad. I didn't see my other post. I need to learn >>>>> how to use my tools. :( >>>>> >>>> >>>> You need to get proper tools instead of the "google groups" >>>> disaster. (We've had this discussion before, and I'm not going >>>> to try to persuade you again - but I can still hope you'll see >>>> the light!) >>> >>> Oh come on David, their web interface is good enough to >>> monitor/read the groups. I do it all the time. When I post I do >>> use thunderbird so I can have a reasonable predictability of what >>> my post will look like, but for just looking at "what's up" the >>> browser via google groups is just fine. >> This is one of the first on-topic threads we've had for a while, >> so let's not get side-tracked (my apologies for taking it in that >> direction). GG is great for searching and looking at old posts - >> I'm sure anything I might want to say about it, I have already said >> before :-) > > What part of -this post was an accident- do you not understand??? > The OTHER thread is the post people are replying to. This thread > needs to be ignored. We don't need two on the same topic. >
Usenet is for chatter - and it is anarchy in practice. You have no control of what people post here, who posts what, or in which threads. Starting a thread gives you exactly /zero/ special rights or privileges.
On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 4:41:55 PM UTC-4, David Brown wrote:
> On 14/06/2022 19:27, Rick C wrote: > > On Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 1:02:59 PM UTC-4, David Brown wrote: > >> On 14/06/2022 18:45, Dimiter_Popoff wrote: > >>> On 6/14/2022 19:26, David Brown wrote: > >>>> On 14/06/2022 17:28, Rick C wrote: > >> > >>>>> Sorry, my bad. I didn't see my other post. I need to learn > >>>>> how to use my tools. :( > >>>>> > >>>> > >>>> You need to get proper tools instead of the "google groups" > >>>> disaster. (We've had this discussion before, and I'm not going > >>>> to try to persuade you again - but I can still hope you'll see > >>>> the light!) > >>> > >>> Oh come on David, their web interface is good enough to > >>> monitor/read the groups. I do it all the time. When I post I do > >>> use thunderbird so I can have a reasonable predictability of what > >>> my post will look like, but for just looking at "what's up" the > >>> browser via google groups is just fine. > >> This is one of the first on-topic threads we've had for a while, > >> so let's not get side-tracked (my apologies for taking it in that > >> direction). GG is great for searching and looking at old posts - > >> I'm sure anything I might want to say about it, I have already said > >> before :-) > > > > What part of -this post was an accident- do you not understand??? > > The OTHER thread is the post people are replying to. This thread > > needs to be ignored. We don't need two on the same topic. > > > Usenet is for chatter - and it is anarchy in practice. You have no > control of what people post here, who posts what, or in which threads. > Starting a thread gives you exactly /zero/ special rights or privileges.
We have total control over who we ignore. -- Rick C. -+- Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging -+- Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
Am 15.06.22 um 06:22 schrieb Rick C:

> > We have total control over who we ignore. >
Apparently, there is now a killfile plugin for Firefox that works with google groups; real newsreaders had that feature for a long time.