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A family of 8-bit microprocessors from Zilog. The original Z80 chip was the successor to the Intel 8080 and was widely used in first-generation personal computers that used the CP/M operating system. Subsequent Z180, Z280 and Z380 chips have been widely used in embedded systems, and hundreds of millions of them have been shipped. See eZ80.
An 8-bit microprocessor from Zilog that was four times as fast as the Z80. Introduced in 2000, the eZ80 was suited for Internet appliances, PDAs and games and could address up to 16MB of RAM. As of 2018, eZ80 CPUs were still being offered in Zilog microcontrollers. See Z80 and microcontroller.
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