[rescue] bits and pieces
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jun 12 00:38:16 CDT 2003
On Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at 08:45 AM, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:
> I've just found two of these in my Pile O' Stuff:
> (specifically, the 50 pin CERDIP gold top)
> Anybody know anything about these?
This is a relatively fast little microcontroller...I believe it was
marketed as a "peripheral controller" or some such. It is the
forerunner of Microchip's PIC family, and their basic architecture
hasn't changed much. They were very widely used in high-performance
disk controllers in 1970's-era minicomputers. They are power hungry
and run hot.
Dave McGuire "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL for the occasion." -Doc Shipley
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