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Meaning of INTEL 80286

 
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(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.

 

 

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