Intel 8088

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Intel 8088

(processor)
An Intel 8086 with 16-bit registers and an 8-bit data bus.

The 8088 was the processor used in the original IBM PC.
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The IBM PC was powered by an Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) 8088 microprocessor with 40K of read-only memory and 16K of user memory.
Then, in 1980, IBM decided to choose Intel's 8088 microprocessor for its entry into the personal computer market and a de facto standard was set.
Intel's list of the top fifty anticipated applications for the 80286 microprocessor, the successor to the 8088 microprocessor chosen by IBM for its first personal computer, did not include the personal computer (Cogan and Burgelman, 1990).
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Some spreadsheets require only an 8088 microprocessor and approximately 512K of RAM, while others demand at least an 80286 microprocessor and 1MB of RAM.
Standard PCs and XTs use an Intel 8086 or 8088 microprocessor and run relatively slowly.
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Internally, AmbiSet uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 microprocessor and has software architecture that is compatible with the IBM PC.