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==Devices==
 
==Devices==
 
* [[Amiga]]
 
* [[Amiga]]
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* [[Amiga CD32]] - variant.
 
* [[Atari ST]]
 
* [[Atari ST]]
 
* [[Apple Lisa]]
 
* [[Apple Lisa]]
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* [[CD-i]] - variant.
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* [[CDTV]]
 
* [[Genesis]]
 
* [[Genesis]]
 
* [[Jaguar]]
 
* [[Jaguar]]
 
* [[Macintosh Classic]]
 
* [[Macintosh Classic]]
 
* [[Neo Geo]]
 
* [[Neo Geo]]
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* [[NetWare Server]]
 
* [[Saturn]]
 
* [[Saturn]]
 
* [[Sega CD]]
 
* [[Sega CD]]
 
* [[Sharp X68000]]
 
* [[Sharp X68000]]
 
* [[Sinclair QL]]
 
* [[Sinclair QL]]
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* [[Sun Workstations]] - early models.
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* [[Xenix]]
  
 
* The processor was used in scores of arcade games as well.
 
* The processor was used in scores of arcade games as well.
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==Links==
 
==Links==
 
{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_68000}}
 
{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_68000}}
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[[Category: Computer Hardware]]

Revision as of 11:39, 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.

Personal

I initially learned about the 68000 after I became interested in the hardware of video game consoles in the mid-2000s.

Devices

  • The processor was used in scores of arcade games as well.

Links

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