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Type:          LC-80                            <<<    ***    >>>    ^^^
Manufacturer:  RFT
Technology:    uP U880 (Z80)
Year:          1981
Price:         720.- M  (currency of the GDR)

An educational computer of the GDR(LC = Lehr-Computer). Its contruction
reminds one of the KIM 1. The cover of the box on the left side of the 
photo is similiar to the style of the "Kosmos" contruction kits of the 
60s. Usually, copies of western microprocessors were produced in the 
GDR. In fact, exclusively the processors by Intel, Zilog and Mostek 
were "produced".
The i8008 was called U808, the i8080 was called 8080 and the Zilog Z80
was called U880. The one-chip processors were Mostek versions, 16Bit 
microprocessors were i8086(K1810 WM86) and Z8001(U8001). Processors by
Motorola(M6800 and M68000) were not yet available then. The only GDR 
microprocessor, for which there was no western equivalent, is the U830C.
With this 8Bit-slice the PDP-11 clone was equipped.   

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