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I have a slight suspicion that this 'minimal RAM' has become an obsession with you. I have been working with embedded processors for 10+ year, and seen how available resources have grown for off-the-shelf embedded chips. 10+ years ago, IoT was not a concept, but those chips (or rather: their successors) I worked with ten years ago are those used in IoT things today. Today they are capable, low power, modern.

If you look upon yourself as a masochist, you may of course go for something like a 2903 four-bit bit slice processor (really intended for combining 4 or 8 to a 16- or 32-bit CPU), where you have to write the microcode yourself. If you are not quite as much a die-hard masochist, you may go for an 8-bit CPU with 16 bits memory bus, but only 4096 bytes allocated to RAM.

That is for masochists only. Not The Way to solve a problem, create a solution. If you really need to implement an IoT solution, there are numerous processor alternatives giving you access to lots of resources way beyond what your are talking about.

Your attitude reminds me of the very first international conference I ever visited, on free text search, where one paper showed how they had succeeded in reducing the space requirement for index terms by (slightly less than) one bit per index term. Maybe the technology was great that year, but I have never heard of them later.

For being blunt: Anno 2020, no solution will earn everlasting accolade because it fit in 4K RAM. Not even 16K RAM. If you move up to 64K (or more), that is what everybody is doing. Nothing special about that.

'I managed to fit it into 4K!' is a battle arena left long ago. Sure: Some groups have developed it into an extreme art - you will find a huge collection at pouët.net[^]. One of my favorites is Skyline[^] - do download it to see what they managed to squeeze into 4096 bytes - it it totally unbelievable!

But that is not 'problem solving', not 'usable' in any way. It is just show off: Ain't I clever? Yes, you are, and impressively so.

Now, let us go back to productive world. Let us solve real world problems of today, using tools of today.
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