[rescue] Parallel ports [was Re: Slightly OT: ?Bad Cap Saga]

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Aug 21 16:04:58 CDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 11:30:05PM +0300, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 04:22:02PM -0400, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> >The final word on Parallel ports is...
> >
> >We need a chip that costs $2 each, that comes in a DIP package, and has
> >16 DIO in and 16 DIO out. And is cheap, like the FTDI serial thingys.
> http://www.zilog.com/products/family.asp?fam=215
> There's got to be one of them that's close enough.
> I'm not sure of the single chip price, but a development kit for some
> of the versions is $40.

Those chips are quiet expensive.  In quantities of over 100 units, they
are still $4.36-$6.34 each.  

Personally, I'd vote for giving up on DIPs.  If you want DIPs for easy
prototyping, get a stash SMT breakout boards and solder them on.

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