The 8051 family is Intel's entry into the microcontroller race. A
successor to the 8048 series, it has proven popular, and the essential
core has been extended and updated by both Intel and a number of other
manufacturers. Atmel currently offers several flash parts. The smallest,
the 89C1051, is an 18 pin part usable in applications previously targeted
by the PIC family.
What can you do with something that limited? Well,
here is one
product that I worked on.