Zilog Z80

The Zilog Z80 was a common processor in the late 70s and early 80s, used in microcomputers of the time among other things. For example, it was used in a number of British home computers, notably the Sinclair and Amstrad ranges. It was available as a coprocessor to the 6502-based Acorn range (also British.)

The Z80 was a 8-bit processor with quite a few more available registers than the 6502, another popular processor of the time. This made it easier to program in assembly language.

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