[rescue] bits and pieces

Jeffrey J. Nonken jeff_work at nonken.net
Sat Jun 14 07:36:39 CDT 2003

On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 01:38:16 -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>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.

Neeto! Sounds like it's definitely not worth pursuing further, but
it's good to know some details. Thanks!

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