- Published in issue 6/1997 on page 0
Why you may need to FLASH!
If you have ever been involved in developing code for an embedded 8051 system, you will know how frustrating and time-consuming it can be. With no external code ROM/RAM to hold monitors and other software debugging tools. the developer is forced into using EPROM devices: Unless an EPROM emulator is available, code development is usually hindered by the need to erase the EPROM each time before re-programming with the next code iteration. It's so annoying waiting up to twenty minutes for the device to erase, only to find out that your lotest code still doesn't work! FLASH microcontrollers are the answer.