The Motorola 68030 is a 32-bit microprocessor from the manufacturer Motorola (later Freescale , now NXP ). It is a member of the 68000 family with an integrated Memory Management Unit (PMMU). The processor implements the Harvard architecture . It was mainly installed in game consoles , PCs and home computers .
The 68030, consisting of 273,000 transistors (68EC030: 251,000), came onto the market in 1987 and is the successor to the Motorola 68020 . It also has 256 bytes of level 1 data cache, was available at higher clock rates of up to 50 MHz and can handle burst mode (data transfer) for RAM access. At 50 MHz a 68030 managed about 18 MIPS . Models with 16, 20, 25, 33, 40 and 50 MHz were available.
The Motorola 68030 was used in many computers from the late 1980s and early 1990s: Amiga 3000 , Amiga 4000 , Apple Macintosh SE / 30 , Apple Macintosh IIx , Apple Macintosh IIfx , Apple Macintosh IIci , Apple Macintosh IIcx , Apple Macintosh IIvi , Apple Macintosh IIvx , Atari TT , Atari Falcon , Apollo / Domain , HP 9000 , NeXTcube (only the older version), Sun Series 3 .
The successor to the 68030 is the Motorola 68040 .