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The Texas Instruments TMX 1795: the first, forgotten microprocessor

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The Texas Instruments TMX 1795: the first, forgotten microprocessor

Postby zappman » Mon May 18, 2015 12:51 pm

From:
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http://www.righto.com

May 2015

The Texas Instruments TMX 1795: the first, forgotten microprocessor
The first microprocessor, the TMX 1795 had the same architecture as the 8008 but was built months before the 8008. Never sold commercially, this Texas Instruments processor is now almost forgotten even though it had a huge impact on the computer industry. In this article, I present the surprising history of the TMX 1795 in detail, look at other early processors, and explain why the TMX 1795 should be considered the first microprocessor.

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The Texas Instruments TMX 1795 microprocessor. Courtesy of Computer History Museum.

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Read the entire article at Ken Shirriff's blog at http://www.righto.com/2015/05/the-texas ... first.html
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Re: The Texas Instruments TMX 1795: the first, forgotten microprocessor

Postby chuckt » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:36 pm

We were trying to figure out who invented the personal computer:

http://forum.6502.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3243

I guess it all depends on your definition of "personal" and "computer". I think by today's standards, any computer that doesn't have the internet, youtube and facebook can't be considered "personal" so that means that the Apple computer wasn't the first personal computer.


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