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Intel 8048
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processor The microcontroller used in IBM PC keyboards.
The 8048 was inspired by, and similar to, the Fairchild F8
microprocessor but, being a microcontroller, was designed for
low cost and small size. The 8048 has a modified Harvardarchitecture, with program ROM on chip and 64 to 256 bytes
of RAM also on chip. I/O is mapped in its own addressspace.
Though the 8048 was eventually replaced by the very popular
but bizarre Intel 8051 and Intel 8052, even in 2000 it is
still very popular due to its low cost, wide availability, and
development tools.