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Created On: 21 May 2013 09:53 PM
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 21 May 2013 09:53 PM
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jencam

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Some embedded systems old timer might know the answers to these questions.

When did Philips first start making 8051 microcontrollers? What was the original 8051 assembler from Philips called?

Many moons ago Philips had a dial-up BBS service with datasheets and software for 8051 microcontrollers which would probably have answered the questions, but this has long since closed down.
 04 June 2013 10:50 PM
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dpedale

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If my memory serves the 8051 first appeared as an Intel product in about 1982 "the MCS-51 family" later to be second sourced by the rest of the world including Philips. I think Matra Harris were the first with a CMOS version as in 1982 Intel's would have been NMOS with gate lengths measured in many micrometres! I was working on projects using the 8085 and 8048 in 1982 and was looking at using the 8051 for a future project but decided to abandon this uC stuff and changed back to the intricacies and delights of analogue design as programming, especially in assembler, was mind numbingly tedious.

Google-ing 8051 yields a mass of information and resources, all you need is the time to go through it.

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 05 June 2013 11:53 AM
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amillar

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Originally posted by: dpedale
I was working on projects using the 8085 and 8048 in 1982...

I am still working on projects using 8048s (despite being an analogue designer ), is this a record?

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 13 June 2013 08:00 AM
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jencam

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Intel developed the 8051 and its original assembler was ASM51. Internet sources say that ASM51 was discontinued in 1993.
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