- Published in issue 1/1991 on page 54
8031 single-bcard computer
Intel's 8031 embedded controller chip contains all the essential ingredients of a microcomputer - 1/0 ports, a UART, interrupt lines, 16-bit timers and counters, an 8-bit CPU, and 128 bytes of RAMstack. All that is additionally required to form a fully functional computer is an operating system, a means of getting machine code to the CPU, a few operating switches and a visual display. Such a computer is described here.