Other SMS300/8X300/8X305 uses?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Tue Nov 29 14:29:27 CST 2016

On 11/29/2016 11:11 AM, Brent Hilpert wrote:

> Admittedly I could go find my copy of the Osborne 70s microprocessors
> book to answer this question but I'm here and the book is somewhere,
> and I suspect one or two people here can answer this without pulling
> out the book - is the 8X300 the 'unusual', proto-DSP device discussed
> in a chapter of the Osborne book?

I don't know if I'd call it a proto-DSP device, but it is/was a bipolar
microcontroller type of device.  The Osborne book does a very poor job
at explaining its functioning--and then tries to fit the book's standard
"move bytes" benchmark to it.

Better is the Signetics "Bipolar LSI Data Manual":


Which gives a pretty good rundown on the whole family.


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