who built the first 8086/88 based puter?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Fri Mar 24 22:43:22 CST 2006

On 3/24/2006 at 9:20 PM Robert Feldman wrote:

>OK. The models from the LX100 and up do have a cutom Intel "Hornet" chip, 
>but it is an 80186 at its heart.

Well, yes and no, I think.  The 80186 has a unique interrupt controller,
timer and serial I/O facility.  The Hornet looks like these were replaced
with more conventional functional blocks (e.g., instead of the 80186 timer,
Intel placed a 8254 compatible unit).  I'd say that it's an 80186 only in
the sense that it has the same instruction set and basic CPU control.  But
the peripherals are another story.


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