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What applications/gadgets still have 8bit processors in this era of 64 bit processors?
- Controllers, for example,  because such tasks rarely need much CPU-power or memory. Low power-consumption, low design complexity and device size are more important in such cases. In space travel, they stick to more robust and simple hardware also because it is less sensitive to radioactivity. Therefore, you probably won't see any common 64-bit CPUs in space anytime soon. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:46, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
- Most applications/gadgets still use 8 bit processors. For example, all of the following use 8 bit processors:
- mouse (computing) -- some examples at optical mouse
- computer keyboard#Control processor
- the touch-sensitive wheel in some iPods -- the 8-bit Cypress PSoC 
- microwave oven
- the key fob of a remote keyless system
Why 8 bits?
Why does this term link to this page? Ive not seen one thing on this page that suggests any sort of confusion justifying its inclusion. Simply put: How do you confuse IA-8 with 8-bit (aside from the dash and the number 8.) It seems like a mistake. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:21, 28 June 2011 (UTC)