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Motorola 68040

(processor)
(MC68040) A microprocessor from Motorola. It was the successor to the Motorola 68030 and was followed by the Motorola 68060.

The 68040 was the first 680x0 family member with an on-chip FPU. It also had split instruction and data caches of 4 kilobytes(?) each. It was fully pipelined, with six stages.

The 68040 was used in the Apple Macintosh Quadra series of personal computers.

The MC68LC040 is an MC68040 without a built-in FPU, and the MC68EC040 is an MC68040 without an MMU or FPU.
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The 68040 microprocessor is retained as part of the upgrade, so customers can easily operate their computer using either 68040 or PowerPC native applications on their computers.
The Quadra 840AV comes with a 68040 microprocessor running at 40 MHz, 8MB of RAM, 1MB of VRAM (video RAM) and an internal 230MB hard disk drive.
The minimum system requirements for the Macintosh-based version are a multimedia personal computer with a 68040 microprocessor -- Mac(r) II vx -- running at 25 MHz or higher, 8 MB of RAM, System 7.
Freeway offers 8 to 64 serial ports, and uses a powerful Motorola 68040 microprocessor, giving users the flexibility to expand their networking options for a fraction of the cost normally associated with upgrades.
With a 33-megahertz Motorola 68040 microprocessor, the Macintosh LC 575 offers performance comparable to the Macintosh Quadra 800, or three times that of today's popular Macintosh LC 520.
Freeway offers 8 to 64 serial ports and uses a powerful Motorola 68040 microprocessor, giving users the flexibility to expand their networking options for a fraction of the cost normally associated with upgrades.
The combination of Apple's recently introduced desktop computers based on the Motorola 68040 microprocessor and the Apple Color Plus Display provides superior value for our users," said Carlos Montalvo, product line manager in Apple's Macintosh Desktop Division.
Along with seven new personal computers for home, education and business -- including entry-level systems which make the power of the Motorola 68040 microprocessor more accessible and affordable -- and two new printers, Apple announced performance improvements on two existing mid-range models and took action to streamline its product lines to simplify purchase decision-making.
The new LC 475, based on the powerful Motorola 68040 microprocessor, delivers more than twice the performance of the current LC III.
Quadra, Apple's business line, now offers the power of the 68040 microprocessor across the entire line, starting with the new Quadra 605 at less than $1,000.
The current Workgroup Server 60, 80 and 95, based on the Motorola 68040 microprocessor, are planned to continue to be offered along with PowerPC platforms.
The AppleSearch server software runs on any Macintosh computer with a 68040 microprocessor running System 7.