The 8051 has come along way since I was a student. Windowed eproms etc, I would go into it but eventually I would sound like one of those old IMSI 8080 owners talking about loading their bootstraps one bit at a time.
I have been working with the ds5000 and the atmel flash based family. A noticable issue with the 8051 is the lack of a decent public domain c compiler. For this reason I have shifted from the AVR with an eye on the motorolas.
|4051 programmer||This is my first 89s8252 project|
|Soldering Iron Timer||This is the first thing I did with my development environment|