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Intel Microprocessors

Intel, one of the pioneering companies in the microprocessor industry, developed several 4-bit and 8-bit microprocessors in its early days. Vintage Intel 4-bit and 8-bit microprocessors, like the Intel 4004 and 8080, pioneered the integration of computing onto a single chip, shaping the foundation of computers and embedded systems.

4-Bit Microprocessors:

Intel 4004 (1971)

The Intel 4004 is considered the world’s first commercially available microprocessor. It was a 4-bit microprocessor with a clock speed of 740 kHz. It was primarily used in calculators, printers, and various other embedded systems.Read More »

Intel 4040 (1974)

The Intel 4040 was an improved version of the 4004 microprocessor. It added some additional instructions and features while maintaining compatibility with the 4004. It also operated at a higher clock speed.Read More »

IN-CIRCUIT Emulators:

Emulators for Intel’s MCS-80, MCS-85 and MCS-86

An in-circuit emulator enhances the power of the Intellec system by inserting special development logic between the prototype system and its microprocessor, and by extending the range of controls that can be entered through the system console.Read More »

8-Bit Microprocessors:

Intel 8008 (1972)

The Intel 8008 was Intel’s first 8-bit microprocessor. It had an 8-bit data bus, a 14-bit address bus, and operated at a clock speed of up to 800 kHz. The 8008 was used in various applications, including early personal computers and industrial control systems.Read More »

Intel 8080 (1974)

The Intel 8080 was a successor to the 8008 and is often considered one of the most significant microprocessors in history. It had an 8-bit data bus, a 16-bit address bus, and operated at a clock speed of up to 2 MHz. The 8080 was used in many early microcomputer systems, including the Altair 8800, which is often credited with sparking the personal computer revolution.Read More »

Intel 8085 (1976)

The Intel 8085 was an enhancement of the 8080 microprocessor, offering improved power consumption and additional instructions. It was used in a variety of applications, including early home computers and industrial control systems.Read More »

Intel Evaluation Systems

Intel’s Intellec systems and MDS (Microcomputer Development System) were instrumental platforms for software development and testing, playing a vital role in advancing microprocessor technology. Intel’s Intellec systems and MDS (Microcomputer Development System) were instrumental platforms for software development and testing, playing a vital role in advancing microprocessor technology.

Intel Intellec8 Mod8

The Intel Intellec 8, introduced in the late 1970s, was a microcomputer development system tailored for software engineers and programmers working with Intel’s 8-bit microprocessors. It consisted of both hardware and software components, offering a robust platform for software creation, debugging, and optimization. The hardware provided an 8008-based microcomputer with memory and interfaces for external devices, while the software suite included an assembler, debugger, and monitor program. This integrated approach significantly expedited software development, fostering innovation and influencing the trajectory of software engineering practices during that era.Read More »

Intel SDK-80

The Intel SDK-80, introduced in the late 1970s, was a microcomputer development kit aimed at simplifying the process of writing, testing, and debugging software for Intel’s 8-bit microprocessors like the 8080 and 8085. The SDK-80 package typically included a hardware system with a microprocessor, memory, and input/output ports, along with software tools like an assembler and a debugger. This comprehensive kit provided an integrated environment for developers to create and refine software, contributing to the growth of early microcomputer applications and the evolution of software development practices.Read More »

The Intellec PROMPT 80/85

The Intellec PROMPT 80/85 8080/8085 Microcomputer Design Aid is a low cost, fully assembled microcomputer design aid developed to simplify the programming of iSBC 80 and System 80 microcomputers, as well as 8080/8085 processors, 8708/2708/2704/8755 EPROMSs, and 8255/8251 programmable I/O devices. 8080 programs may be entered and debugged with calculator-like ease on the large, informative display and keyboard panel.Read More »

The Intellec PROMPT 48

Prompt 48 is a tool to aid you in learning MCS-48 programming and in writing, debugging,
and testing the programs you write. There is enough information here to get you started,
whether or not you have ever written a program before.
Prompt 48 is a machine-language computer; making it support assembly-language pro-
gramming would have considerably raised its cost. Even so, it is general purpose, and
can be used to perform a variety of tasks, among which are the control of TTL-
compatible devices and the programming of PROMs.Read More »

The Intel MDS I (Microcomputer Development System)

The INTELLEC MDS I (Microcomputer Development System) is a complete microcomputer design center that provides total support through your entire product design cycle, from the earliest program evelopment to the final in-circuit hard-ware testing and debugging of your product. Moreover,
the INTELLEC MDS is a modular system, which you can custom-tailor to your own requirements. You can choose from a complete spectrum of standard modules and options.
The basic INTELLEC MDS I is a complete, coordinated computer system, designed around Intel’s popular 8080 Microprocessor.Read More »

The Intel MDS II (Microcomputer Development System)

Intellec Series II Microcomputer Development System, as delivered, is a stand-alone system that can be upgraded by the addition of numerous hardware and software options. Performance of the development system ranges from generation and editing of simple paper tape-based programs to a hard disk-based system capable of supporting assembly or compilation of relocatable library supported code, symbolic debugging of user hardware/software systems, and selective programming of validated user software
into PROM.Read More »

The Intel MDS III (Microcomputer Development System)

The Intellec Series III Microcomputer Development System is more than a keyboard, a video display, an integral disk drive, and a box with two microprocessors. It is a useful tool for designing microcomputer software for the iAPX 86,88 processor family or for the 8080/8085 processors. You can choose the appropriate language (PUM, FORTRAN, Pascal, macroassembly language) for each piece of software, debug these pieces separately, and link them in different ways for different applications. The applications can then be run on this system or any other system that is based on the iAPX 86,88 or 8080/8085 families of processors.Read More »

The Intel MDS IV (Microcomputer Development System)

The Intellec Series IV Microcomputer Development System both an 8086/8088-based development system and an 8080/8085-based development system. The host execution mode is 8086/8088, which runs under the iNDX operating system. To execute an 8080/8085 program, you would enter 8085 execution mode by invoking the ISIS-IV utility. ISIS-IV is a subsystem of iNDX and provides the 8080/8085 interface on the Series IV; its user interface is compatible with previous ISIS-based development systems.Read More »

Intel Boards

Intel Multibus boards were a versatile and widely used expansion system that facilitated the connection of various peripherals and cards to microcomputers and industrial systems, contributing to the growth of computing capabilities. Intel Multibus boards were a versatile and widely used expansion system that facilitated the connection of various peripherals and cards to microcomputers and industrial systems.

The Intel SBC

The Intel SBC (Single Board Computer) series, introduced in the 1970s, encompassed compact and self-contained microcomputer systems on a single board. These systems were often based on Intel microprocessors like the 8080 or 8085. Intel SBCs integrated the core components of a computer, including the CPU, memory, and interfaces, onto a single board, making them suitable for various applications, from industrial control to early computing. Their simplicity and ease of integration played a significant role in advancing the adoption of microcomputers in diverse industries.Read More »

The Intel Flexible Diskette Controllers

The Intel flexible diskette controllers (FDCs) as part of the iSBC (Intel Single Board Computer) series. These controllers facilitated the connection and control of floppy disk drives in microcomputer systems. The Intel Multibus system allowed for the integration of various expansion cards and modules, including FDCs, into a single system. This modularity and flexibility were essential for configuring microcomputers for specific applications, such as data storage and retrieval, in industries ranging from business to industrial automation.Read More »