An 8-bit HMOS microprocessor refers to a microprocessor architecture that processes data in 8-bit chunks using HMOS (High-Speed Metal Oxide Semiconductor) technology. HMOS is a type of semiconductor technology known for its speed and efficiency characteristics. An 8-bit microprocessor has an 8-bit data bus, which means it can process and manipulate data in 8-bit units. These microprocessors were prevalent in the early days of computing and are still used in some specialized applications today.
One of the most famous 8-bit HMOS microprocessors is the Intel 8088, which was introduced in 1979. The 8088 was used in the original IBM PC and many other early personal computers. It had an 8-bit external data bus and a 16-bit internal architecture. The 8088 was the heart of the IBM PC’s CPU, responsible for executing instructions and managing data.
Part Number: 8088
Function: 8-BIT HMOS MICROPROCESSOR
Package: DIP 40 Pin Type
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
The Intel 8088 is a high performance microprocessor implemented in N-channel depletion load silicon gate technology (HMOS-II) and packaged in a 40-pin CERDIP package The processor has attributes of both 8and 16-bit microprocessors It is directly compatible with 8086 software and 8080 8085 hardware and peripherals.
1. 8-Bit Data Bus Interface
2. 16-Bit Internal Architecture
3. Direct Addressing Capability to 1 Mbyte of Memory
4. Direct Software Compatibility with 8086 CPU
5. 14-Word by 16-Bit Register Set with Symmetrical Operations
6. 24 Operand Addressing Modes
7. Byte Word and Block Operations
8. 8-Bit and 16-Bit Signed and Unsigned Arithmetic in Binary or Decimal Including Multiply and Divide