Motorola's 6800 microprocessor was the 8-bit counterpart to the Intel 8080
type.Introduced in 1974, the 6800 could address up to 64 KB of memory with its 16-bit wide address bus. The clock rate was 1 MHz and 2 MHz. It had a CISC architecture (68xx) and an instruction set with 72 instructions, which was not compatible to the Intel instruction sets. The 6800, built in LSI technology, had 4,000 transistors and was housed in a dual inline package.