8085 is an 8 bit general purpose microprocessor developed by Intel in the year 1977. It is a 40 pin IC operating at 5V and capable of doing all the computational tasks. The 8-bit architecture allows it to handle data with a maximum size of 8-bits only. 8085A, 8085AH, and M8085AH are the three variants of 8085. The major difference between them is their operating clock speed of 3, 5, and 6 MHz respectively. 8085 is fabricated using NMOS technology and contains seven general purpose registers along with a few special purpose registers. 8085 has a total of 246 instruction set which it uses for its operations.
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