family of 8-bit microprocessors
(µPs) and microcontrollers
(µCs) is based upon the Motorola 6800 CPU
. The architecture also inspired the MOS Technology 6502
, and that company initially started business producing 6800 clones.
The chips primarily competed against Intel's IA-8 family of chips (such as the 8080, or their relations, the ZiLOG Z80 range).