Introduction To 8086 :
The main limitations of the 8 bit microprocessorswere their low speed of execution,low memory
addressing capability,limited number of generalpurpose registers&a less powerful instruction set.
All these limitations of the 8 bit microprocessorstempted the designers to go for more powerfulprocessors in terms of advanced architecture ,more processing capability and a more powerfulinstruction set. 8086 was a result of suchdevelopment design efforts.
Intel 8086 is a 16-bit µp that is intended to be usedas CPU in microcomputer
8086 has 16-bit data bus,so it can read data fromor write data to memory and ports either 16 bits or 8 bits at a time.