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WDC 65816/65802

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  1. The WDC 65816 (also: 65C816), a 16-bit microprocessor CPU developed by the Western Design Center (WDC), is an expanded and compatible successor to the venerable MOS Technology 6502

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  2. The number 65 in the 65816's name comes from the 6502 compatibility, and 816 signifies that it can work in both 8 and 16 bit modes

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  3. The WDC 65802 (also: 65C802) is a 65816 CPU in a 6502-pinout package (fully 6502 compatible)

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  4. The 65816 was second-sourced by GTE, Sanyo and a couple of other semiconductor companies from the mid-to-late 1980s to the early 1990s. As of 2008, it is still sold by WDC, and the architecture has also been implemented as an IP core in some systems,

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  5. The processor was designed almost entirely by WDC's founder and CEO Bill Mensch, who began work on the chip after consulting Apple Computer in 1982

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