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At 01:17 PM 4/27/2008, you wrote:
I had an old D-link wireless router that used an embedded 80186, had a PCMCIA card slot, a PRISM I PC card, and some useful ports on the back. Shame that it failed; running ELKS on that would have been like gold. A very lucrative device to develop ELKS on for sure, but the point is that it had the 80186 CPU (the 186 was/is an embedded-only CPU, never really used in any general-purpose computers to my knowledge). The COM, LPT, and more than one Realtek RTL8019, as well as the PCMCIA interface make it quite possibly the most modern-peripheral-laden 16-bit Intel CPU in existence.
The 186 was used in CP/M-86 systems. I have a computer with one that runs AutoCAD version 1.4 for CP/M. I don't know if the 186 was used in computers beyond those with the S-100 bus.
The computer with AutoCAD has more video memory than system memory. : )Grant
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