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    It's worth noting the 68k derived architectures are still used as microcontrollers due to having quite good power/performance for the job they need to do.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by gamerk2 View Post
      It's worth noting the 68k derived architectures are still used as microcontrollers due to having quite good power/performance for the job they need to do.
      Its not just that. There are quite few different industry controllers based around the 68k their code base is well and truly validated. Starting on a new microcontroller would mean having to deal with the differences all over again. With the fact that fgpa version of the 68k exist that have exactly the same performance as original asic versions there is no need for those to update any time soon. The fun reality as what the Apollo 68080 shows modern fpga can make a current day 68000... faster than the originals so its not that hard to limit performance to generate identical performance to the no longer made chips.

      68k in modern fgpa are not the highest power effective option but they are more power effective than than the original asic chips as well. Not all jobs do you need perfect power/performance there are quite a few 68k existing usage where the most important thing is that you don't kill anyone due to a malfunction those areas the improved power to performance gains are just extras on top.

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