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intel 80286

intel 80286 in Technology

processor
(Or "286", "i286") A microprocessor developed by Intel. THe 80286 processor has a 16-bit data bus and incorporates a memory management unit that allowed a limited amount of multitasking. The 80286 only has a segmented MMU while the later processors add a paged MMU "behind" the segmented one.
The 80286 was the processor in the IBM PC AT personal computer.
(1995-02-21)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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