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.