A simple but powerful implementation of a microprocessor is described for use as an embedded processing engine in FASTBUS modules. This design uses a 16 MHz 68000 processor and 128K of static random access memory, yet it is economical enough for use on boards which are produced in large quantities. The circuit contains 11 chips, draws less than 4 W of power, and costs less than $75 in parts. Software can be written using any assembler or compiler/linker which can create Motorola S‐code or an absolute binary image, and several tools exist to aid software development.

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