Cracking Open the IBM PC Jr.

Advanced Micro Devices

Before they went into the CPU cloning business, AMD made chips that supplemented the activity of the Intel 8088. The P8253-5 is a Programmable Interval Timer and the P255A is a Programmable Peripheral Interface.


Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.

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