Intel's 80x86 family of microprocessors is the most widely used architecture in modern microcomputer systems. This widely acclaimed edition provides comprehensive coverage of both the software and hardware of the 8088 and 8086 microprocessors. New material has been added on number system conversions, binary arithmetic, and combinational logic operations. Part I explores the software architecture and how to write, execute, and debug assembly language programs. It includes many practical concepts and software applications. In addition, the various steps of the assembly language program development cycle are explored. Part II examines the hardware architecture of microcomputers built with the 8088 and 8086 microprocessors. It presents the function and operation of each of the microprocessors' hardware interfaces: memory, input/output, and interrupt. The role of each of these subsystems is explored in relation to overall microcomputer system operation. Part III provides detailed coverage of the other microprocessors in the 80x86 family: the 80286, 80386, 80486, and Pentium' processors. The newest Pentiumfamily--PentiumIII and PentiumIV#&151;are also examined.Triebel, Walter A. is the author of '8088 and 8086 Microprocessors Programming, Interfacing, Software, Hardware, and Applications', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130930811 and ISBN 0130930814.