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Western Design Center 65816

The 65816 (65C816) is a microprocessor designed by Western Design Center. It is an expanded version of the 6502, with which it is compatible. It has 16-bit index registers and stack pointer, a 16-bit direct page register and a 24-bit address bus. Western Design Center was founded in 1978 by co-holder of the 6502 patent, Bill Mensch, who himself was a former MOS Technologies employee.

Notable uses of the 65816


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