Basics Of Microprocessor 80386
Intel has invented the first microprocessor in 1971 .It was of 4bits. after in 1972 intel introduced a 8 bit microprocessor.Intel use PMOS technology to build the microprocessor. After they developed the advanced version of a microprocessor 8080.it has some drawbacks so they invented the upgraded version of a 8080 as a 8085.
8086 microprocessor was developed in 1979 .it was a 16 bit and having 16 bit data bus with a 20 bit addressing bus. There after many versions were updated of microprocessors.
Then in 1985 intel came up with a 80386 microprocessor. It was a 32 bit processor. 80386 support 32 bit data and address bus with a 4gb physical memory and 64 gb virtual memory.
80386 was named as a 80386Dx. It operates in mainly three modes as follows:-
Real address mode.
80386Dx have a high performance and simple hardware design.
80386 have a signals as follows:-
Interrupt interface signals
Coprocessor interface signals
DMA interface signals
Memory i/o interface signals.
80386 have a registers set namely general purpose registers, segment registers, control registers, test registers, system address registers, flag registers, debug registers, index ,pointer and base registers.
It also have a multitasking support, page translation, memory managements, high speed bus interface. 80386dx also have a Descriptor tables. 80386 is very vast to study. Microprocessor is a very interesting subject to learn.