MaMart.Net/ArtCade
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tags: Z80

History:

The Zilog Z80 is an 8-bit microprocessor designed by Zilog and sold from July 1976 onwards. It was widely used both in desktop andembedded computer designs as well as for military purposes. The Z80 and its derivatives and clones made up one of the most commonly used CPU families of all time, and, along with the MOS Technology 6502 family, dominated the 8-bit microcomputer market from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s.[quantify]

Zilog licensed the Z80 design to several vendors, though many East European (for instance, Russian) manufacturers made unlicensed copies. This enabled a small company's product to gain acceptance in the world market since second sources from far larger companies such as Toshiba started to manufacture the device. Consequently, Zilog has made less than 50% of the Z80s since its conception. In recent decades Zilog has refocused on the ever-growing market for embedded systems (for which the original Z80 and the Z180 were designed) and the most recent Z80-compatible microcontroller family, the fully pipelined 24-bit eZ80 with a linear 16 MBaddress range, has been successfully introduced alongside the simpler Z180 and Z80 products.

 

Tags: Z80

You have no rights to post comments.
Please Login or Register...

NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you not change browser settings, you agree to it. Learn more

I understand