Reply to post: Re: 8051: one of the most widely used

Influential Valley gadfly and Intel 8051 architect John Wharton has died

Mike 16 Silver badge

Re: 8051: one of the most widely used

The last commercial product I worked on had not one, but three 8051s in it. _Somebody_ has to tune the SerDes DSPs that makes PCIe reliable. Ditto the "supervisor" in some 10Gb Ethernet (and probably Infiniband) switches. And as has been pointed out, lots of USB gear has an 8051 inside. They don't call it "embedded Computing" for nothing.

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