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Intel 80286

(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.
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For example, the microprocessors used throughout the aircraft for such tasks as flight management control, displays and controls are versions of the Intel 286 with 512 kb of RAM.
In that role, he led the introduction of the microprocessors that have defined computing in the last two decades: the Intel 286, 386, 486, and Pentium Processor.
Most traditional processors - for example, the Intel 286, 386, and 486 chips - are based on complex instruction-set computing (CISC) technology, which uses a different instruction for every task.
DPMI defines a standard software interface for allocating the full range of extended memory to 16- and 32-bit protected mode programs on Intel 286, 386 and 486 processors.
At Intel, House was responsible for leading the development of the Intel 286, 386, 486, and Pentium Processors and established Intel's microprocessors as the worldwide standard for personal computing with his design win at IBM.