X86 Assembly/Programmable Parallel Interface
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The Original x86 PC had another peripheral chip onboard known as the 8255A Programmable Peripheral Interface (PPI). The 8255A, and variants (82C55A, 82B55A, etc.) controlled the communications tasks with the outside world. The PPI chips can be programmed to operate in different I/O modes.Last modified on 26 July 2006, at 18:52