Z80 Processors Components Hardware

The Z80 family of processors began as an 8-bit microprocessor, a compatible, improvment on the Intel 8080. It was originally created by ZiLOG, Inc., and began selling in July 1976, two years before the Intel 8088. The Z80 was used and copied widely, and dominated the 8-bit market from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. Many early desktop PCs were based on it: Amstrad CPC, PCW series; Enterprise 128; Jupiter Ace; MSX; Radio Shack TRS-80; Sinclair ZX80, ZX81, ZX Spectrum; Tatung Einstein. The Z80 was not used by Apple (used MOS Technology 6502), or IBM (used Intel 8088). It saw even wider use in embedded computers, including defense systems, and is still common in these today.

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  • ZiLOG, Inc. - Designs, makes Z80 series microprocessors, DSPs; and other processors embedded logic: microcontrollers, microprocessors, infrared, IrDA, communications, TV processors subsystems. California, USA.
  • Zilog Z80 8-Bit Microprocessor - Brief: technical description, diagrams, pin-out and signals, specifications. z80 [University of components Washington, Electrical Engineering, Circuits Archive]
  • Zilog Z80 - Growing article, with links to many related topics. z80 [Wikipedia]
  • Zilog Z80 Microprocessor Family - Information, photos, identification, links to pinouts, support and z80 second-source chips. components [CPU-World]
  • ZiLOG - Growing article, with links to many related topics, z80 with product family link list. [Wikipedia]
  • Thomas Scherrer Z80-Family Official Support Page - Goal: collect and share information and good ideas components on: Z80, processors Z180, Z280, Z380, CPUs; hardware, software, components utilities, programming, Assembly, FAQ, processors support.

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