The Intel 8086 Microprocessor: a 16-bit Evolution of the 8080

  title={The Intel 8086 Microprocessor: a 16-bit Evolution of the 8080},
  author={Stephen P. Morse and William B. Pohlman and Bruce W. Ravenel},
The architecture and instruction set of this new 16-bit microprocessor were designed to meet the requirements of a broad spectrum of new microprocessor applications. 

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