Zilog Z80

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A Zilog Z80 chip.

The Zilog Z80 is an 8-bit microprocessor designed by former Intel physicist Federico Faggin and a team of engineers as the first product for Zilog. It was initially conceived of in 1975, work on it began in early 1975, and it was completed in March 1976 and first sold in July 1976. The Z80 is compatible with the Intel 8080, and likewise designed to be used in embedded systems, but also has several improvements and additional features. The chip went on to be extremely successful and was used in


I didn't start learning about the 6502 until after I began playing with the debugger of a NES emulator. There, I began teaching myself about 6502 machine language. I'm still quite terrible at it, but I known enough to read and modify basic programs.


The Z80 and its variants were used on hundreds of devices, but here are the ones most important to me: