[Coco] [OT] Z80 still being used in modern electronics

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Mon Apr 16 08:15:00 EDT 2007

Yes, the z80 in some incarnation or the other is still manufactured.
Wouldn't it have been nice if Motorla did this with the 6809: The next
generation eZ80® is revolutionizing the high-performance MPU market for
today’s 8-bit embedded applications. The eZ80® executes Z80 code four
times faster than traditional Z80s at the same clock speed, and can
operate at speeds up to 50MHz. Unlike most 8-bit MPUs, which can only
address 64KB, the eZ80® can address 16MB without a Memory Management
Unit. The eZ80® also supports demanding TCP/IP networking applications,
featuring an Embedded Internet protocol stack that enables the
transmission of HTML form data and the dynamic generation of web pages,
and supports additional higher-level networking functions such as email
and SNMP.

The eZ80L92 is a ROMess, pin-compatible version of the eZ80F92/93 MCUs.


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Coco]  [OT] Z80 still being used in modern electronics
> From: "John Guin" <johnguin at hotmail.com>
> Date: Sun, April 15, 2007 2:56 pm
> To: "'CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts'" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Hello all, I've been looking into getting an update for my old HP
> calculator. I was looking at the Texas Instruments line and saw they
> have an SDK for their TI-83 calculator. I downloaded it to see what
> tools they have available and was surprised to see their "state of the
> art" calculator uses the ol' Z80.
> http://education.ti.com/educationportal/appsdelivery/download/download_eula.
> jsp?cid=us&displayMode=G&applicationid=6142&contentpaneid=28 I would
> have thought there was a faster or lower power (wattage) or higher
> power (CPU cycles) or otherwise better CPU to use by now, but what do
> I know? Thought I'd pass this along, John PS: to tie this into the
> Coco, I hope they upgrade their calculators to the 6809 soon . -- Coco
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