Users will need special RLIN terminal-emulation software and 80286
or 80386 PC-based hardware.
But for those with 80286
or higher processors (80386SX, 80386, 80486), there is an even better form of additional memory: extended memory (XMS).
The definition of a Multimedia PC (MPC) is a 80286
or 80386 computer with a built-in CD-ROM drive, a graphical user interface (GUI) such as Windows 3.0, Windows Extensions that enables the machine to control various analog and digital devices, a minimum of 2 megabytes of memory and a 40 megabyte hard disk, a mouse, and 4-bit color graphics at VGA solution.
Users of Knowledge Finder for the PC will need a 2MB 80286
or better, 10MB or large hard drive, mouse, compatible CD-ROM player, and DOS 3.3 or later.
Steps 1 to 7 take approximately thirty minutes on a 10-MHz 80286
AT compatible with a database of 1,200 records.
The Intel 80286
was in charge of the most critical functions of the A320 -- translating the pilot's inputs to climb, descend, and turn -- and yet it would barely turn on a smartphone today ...
EE's May 1989 issue included a description of Rockland Scientific's System/90 FFT Analyzer that used five TMS320C25 DSPs and was hosted by an 80286
PC with an 80287 math coprocessor.
The installed base of x86 microprocessors created by IBM's success in the PC market segment (with Intel's 8088 and 80286
microprocessors) had significantly and fortuitously shifted bargaining power in Intel's favor.
Each vendor that brought out an "IBM Compatible" PC also went to Intel for its processors, the 8088 and 8086 for the first generation of PC compatibles, then as IBM and Compaq introduced new generations of systems, the 80286
, 80386, and 80486.
1982 Intel introduces the 80286
chip rated at 12.5MHz.
Hardware requirements are an IBM-PC or compatible with 80286
or higher CPU and 640K RAM.