Difference between revisions of "Motorola 68000"
(Created page with "The '''Motorola 68000''' is an very popular complex instruction set computer (CISC) microprocessor, introduced in by Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector in 1979. The proces...")
Revision as of 10:33, 2 October 2020
The Motorola 68000 is an very popular complex instruction set computer (CISC) microprocessor, introduced in by Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector in 1979. The processor implements a 32-bit instruction set by using a primary 16-bit arithmetic logic unit (ALU), with two other 16-bit ALUs for handling addressing, and has a 24-bit bus. This strange combination led Motorola to dub it a 16/32 bit processor. The processor primarily competed with the Intel 8088. Several companies licensed the 68000 and created their own versions of the chip.
I initially learned about the 68000 after I became interested in the hardware of video game consoles in the mid-2000s.
- Atari ST
- Apple Lisa
- Macintosh Classic
- Neo Geo
- Sega CD
- Sharp X68000
- Sinclair QL
- The processor was used in scores of arcade games as well.