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I have to do a research assignment where i have to "identify several current uses for apparently obsolete 8 and 16 bit processors." I have searched google for two hours and haven't found hardly anything useful. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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older processors are used in things like single use computers like old IBMs that could only run one programme, but kept the office workers and pay rollers off of porn websites eh?

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i might be wrong, but are they not generally used in household items like microwaves etc?
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they use them in like cash register computers and things like that I am pretty sure. Also mabye smaller electronic smart devices like older cell phones etc ?
#7
The Commodore 64 (8 bit) is still used by musicians today for it's synthesizer, notably Timbaland, among others. Well, if you could call him a musician, that is. The point is it gets used.
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Also mabye smaller electronic smart devices like older cell phones etc ?

Why would an old obsolete processor be used in an older cell phone?

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Well Nintendo/Famicom was 8-bit and the Super Nintendo was 16-bit. That's a current use actually. Some of the best games were on those systems and it is shown by the number of ports to newer generation games. The Commodore 64 is 8-bit and is used (mostly the sound chips) for things like chiptunes and stuff. 8-Bit microprocessors are used in things like printers and I think some calculators use them. Calculators used to run in octal but I don't remember how many bits that was. Oh yeah, the PEP-8 Computer Archetecture uses a 16 bit operating system. Its a virtual operating system, meaning its run by the computer like a real thing but its not actual hardware. Its nice for testing things and looking at the memory and stuff.
Hopefully all this helps. I'd write more but I have a test to prepare for and then show up to the Intel Developer Forum over in SF. If I have time there I might be able to post more for you if I think of anything.
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'true 16 bit' processors were used in 1980's IBM computers, and 8 bit processors in mid 70s computers, like the one in only fools and horses. old scanners and printers are 8 bit, aswell as phones like the nokia 3210, and other old models.

8, 16, 32, 64, 128

128bit processors havent been invented yet, some new computers use 64bit but most use 32bit. 16 bit computes were in use until windows 98 was invented and warranted the need for a faster processor

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according to my father (Masters degree computer science) 8 bit processors are also used in 32 bit computers as slower drivers for computer mice, keyboards, etc.

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