Intel i960  
Written by Accutron on 2007-05-07  

The Intel i960 is a 32-bit RISC microprocessor, introduced in 1985. The i960 began as the 960MX, a CPU originally designed for the failed Intel / Siemens BiiN fault-tolerant multiprocessor computer. While the BiiN project was a disaster, earning the derogatory label Billions Invested In Nothing, the i960 was a commercial success, widely adopted in the early 1990s as an embedded microcontroller.


Intel i960 microprocessor, A80960CA-25.


i960, underside construction.

This article is part of the [Digital Integrated Circuits] exhibit.

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