What is chipset

Explain the term Chipset.

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A chipset refers to the designated group of microchips which are designed to work along with one or more related functions which were first introduced in the year 1986 when Chips and Technologies introduced the 82C206. The original 82C206 chipset incorporates the 82284 Clock Generator functions, 82288 Bus Controller, 8254 System Timer, dual 8259 Interrupt Controllers, dual 8237 DMA controllers, and MC146818 Clock. Four of 82C206 chips were later substituted by CS8221 or NEAT (New Enhanced AT) chipset which consists of only three chips. This was then substituted by the 82C836 SCAT (Single Chip AT) chipset which combines all chips in set into a single chip.

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