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Subject: [DPRG] Families
From: Mike McCarty jmccarty at ssd.usa.alcatel.com
Date: Thu Jun 28 11:05:10 CDT 2001

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Clay Timmons wrote:

> PC processors run very fast 1GHz+ internally but have much slower external
> busses.   Kip mentioned several of the things that can be done at the chip
> level to make really fast chips.  Really small transistors 0.18, 0.15 and 0.13
> micron at 1.8v are state of the art today.  It takes tons of special software to
> deisgn todays chips.   The faster chips go the more timing critical everything
> is.   Keeps me employed!
> It is always frustrating as a hobbyist.  I use 1980's technology 8Mhz 68HC11
> in my projects while I'm typing this message on an 850Mhz laptop!

You spent $10 for the 68HC11, but you spent $100 for the Pentium.

To put it another way, there is nothing preventing you from
experimenting with the Pentium except your own choices.

Have you ever tried to design using the Pentium?

char *p="char *p=%c%s%c;main(){printf(p,34,p,34);}";main(){printf(p,34,p,34);}
This message made from 100% recycled bits.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.
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