We have come a long way since the Intel 8008 was released in April of 1972. The early 8-bit microprocessors sparked the personal-computer (PC) revolution and allowed embedded systems to be compact and inexpensive compared to the minicomputers and mainframes of that era.
I actually worked with most of these chips and can recognize them by the register sets. Can you?
This slideshow gallery presents the register sets of the major processor chips of this era. Each is followed by a short description of the processor.
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