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This book covers assembly language programming for the Zilog Z80 family of microprocessors.

The Zilog Z80 is an 8-bit processor was used in a wide range of computers, and continues to be used in embedded devices to this day. Notable uses include:

  • the Amstrad CPC series of computers,
  • the NEC PC-6000 and PC-8800 series of computers,
  • the Radio Shack TRS-80,
  • the Sega Master System and Game Gear,
  • the Sinclair ZX80, ZX81 and ZX Spectrum, and
  • the Texas Instruments TI-73x, TI-81, TI-82, TI-83x, TI-84x, TI-85, and TI-86 calculators.

The Sharp MZ and X1 series also used Z80-compatible processors. A related processor was used in the production of the Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Color.

This book will provide instructions for programming, transferring, and executing an Assembly program on a Texas Instruments calculator. Note that only the TI-82 and above have a link cable to transfer files from your computer to the calculator, so the TI-73x and TI-81 cannot be used.

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