The Intel 186 - The Lost Generation, The Lost Microprocessor

ChipScapes

$250.00 

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About this Artwork

This artwork is a mixed media display celebrating the Intel 80186. The Intel 186 is the only generation of the x86 line that did not have a significant use in the PC market. Even those with experience with the early days of the IBM PC will not even recall there was a 186. However, the 186 had a couple of notable features. It was faster, more functional, and had new instructions. The new packaging was more interesting: the Pin Grid Array (PGA) and the much lighter Leadless Chip Carrier (LCC). Both were significant departures from the old bug-style Dual Inline Packages (DIPs). The 186 was primarily used as a controller in communications and control equipment. 


This artwork includes 3 major items. It has a large image of an Intel 80186 chip. On the back are the artist’s signature and a narrative describing the artwork and the 80186. Also, the artwork includes an Intel 80186 chip.

    Framing: 

    The artwork is framed in an 11"x14" black shadow box frame, with glass. All framing materials are acid-free. A narrative about the artwork that includes the artist’s signature is placed on the back of the artwork.

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