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[[Image:Motorola 68000 - Bare.jpg|thumb|256x256px|A Motorola 68000 processor.]]
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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.
 
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.
  
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The 68000 processor was also used in scores of arcade games.
 
The 68000 processor was also used in scores of arcade games.
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==Media==
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Motorola 68000 - Die.jpg|The exposed die of the 68000.
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==Links==
 
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Revision as of 11:44, 2 October 2020

A Motorola 68000 processor.

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.

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The 68000 processor was also used in scores of arcade games.

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