non-CP/M Z80 board

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Tue Jun 17 12:49:58 CDT 2008

On Tuesday 17 June 2008 13:40, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> IIRC, when there was only the NMOS Z80/Z80A parts, this was one of
> the reasons for the popularity of the Intel 8085.  You could put
> together a functional system for a dedicated application with some of
> the made-for-8085 peripherals (e.g. 8155, 8355, 8755), with a very
> low chip count compared to what's needed for an equivalent Z80
> implementation.

Are those parts even around any more though?  Easy enough to find?  I haven't 
looked in a while...

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