Intel 8279

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The Intel 8279 is a Keyboard/Display Controller is specially developed for interfacing keyboard and display devices for the Intel 8085, 8086 and 8088 microprocessors. Its important features are:[1]

  • Simultaneous keyboard and display operations.
  • Scanned keyboard mode.
  • Scanned sensor mode.
  • 8-character keyboard FIFO.
  • Right or left entry 16-byte display RAM.
  • Programmable scan timing.


  1. ^ "KEYBOARD/DISPLAY CONTROLLER - INTEL 8279". Retrieved 2012-05-20.