law requiring any particular numbering scheme, it isnot unusual to skip numbers or make up newnumbers that seem to have some kind of meaning.Later they went with a new generation 80186, then80286, then 80386 and I think, 80486. Theydropped the "80" in front somewhere along theway, it was common to call a microprocessor a386SX or 486. Then, they pretty much dumped thenumbers entirely, because other companies wereusing them. Making up names like Pentium for the586 means they could trademark them and preventothers from using them.//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
5 means the microprocessor operates at+5 volt.third 8 means 8bits,its wordlength is 1byte.80 indicates it was devoloped in eightys(1976)
1)The microprocessor came in the late 70s(1976).This wascloseto 80.so from here 1ST TWO DIGITS were taken.