> Anyone remember the
> Fairchild F8? Around the same time as the 9440, the F8 was hugely
> popular in embedded type applications.
Mostek's 3870, a derivative of the F8, was popular throughout
all sorts of mass-produced products in the late 70's and through the 80's.
STMicro had a chip that was very similar (clone? derivative?) of the 3870 that
appeared in consumer products in the 90's.
General Instruments certainly took a very similar microcontroller (now
known as the PIC) and built it up and out in several directions.
On 4 Nov 2008 at 5:51, Robert Borsuk wrote:
> Don't know if you guys found this but I did find one computer
> and the data sheet on bit savers for the chips(thank you Al).
1983? I was trying to get the attention of the Fairchild sales
department around 1978. You'd have thought with DG not selling the
MicroNova CPU to outside customers and the 9440 being a Nova-like
chip that Fairchild could have cleaned up. There weren't many other
16-bit chips at the time (e.g. NS PACE, GI CP1600, TI TMS9900). But
Fairchild seemed not to be interested in selling the stuff.
My understanding is that the 9440 is an "almost" Nova in that it
lacks certain features needed to run Nova software. Can anyone
> A very puzzling company, Fairchild.
And the Clipper..
They waited too long to get into CMOS, since they were making
tons of money on ECL and bipolar.
AMD also blew it in waiting too long to convert the 2900 product line to CMOS.
I am not selling, I found and am posting.
I figured someone would be interested
For sale: Vintage computers.. (Ditmars/Astoria)
Reply to: sale-905721821 at craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-11-04, 2:57PM EST
For sale I have the following computers..
-Amiga 1000 with mouse, monitor and kickstart/workbench disks (A1000 is refurbished to a nice white, but monitor is aged/yellowed) 100$
-Amiga software packages (Comic Setter, Professional Draw, TV Text) 30$
-Atari 520 STFM (Desert Camouflage custom painted, 360kb internal drive, 1/2 mb ram, no mouse) 45$
-TRS-80 Color Computer 2 (16kb ram) 35$
-TRS-80 Color Computer 2 (64kb ram) 35$
-Timex 1000 with manual in its original box (has a problem at display - probably a bad capacitor or a loose connection) 30$.
Pickup only in Ditmars/Astoria.
If anyone has the user manual for the Epox EP-9NPA+SLI motherboard,
could you do me a small favor and email it to me? Searching around with
Google is of no help, and the Epox websites don't seem to have it.
Trying to resusitate my Ubuntu 8.04 box with this MB. The caps on the
old board leaked....
The zip archive of it in archive.org appears to be corrupted...
Thanks in advance...
--- Dave Woyciesjes
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"From there to here,
From here to there,
--- Dr. Seuss
Thanks to Martin for grabbing 14 DEC terminals from me last week -- very
pleasant to meet someone who is still working with PDPs and real terminals
in the wild!
I've just passed our waste electrical skip at work and noticed that
someone has dumped a PDP-8/e box in there. I'm being imprecise about this
because I've never seen one before. This isn't a big rack, just a single
heavy box fronted by an orange and brown PDP-8/e front panel. I assume
it's the processor itself. If I can chuck this in my car this evening,
would anyone here be able to pick it up from me by the end of this month?
And here's a reminder that I still have a bunch of terminals left; see my
previous email for details. The later DEC ones have gone but there are at
least 20 Wyse WY-420 terminals available, which have (I believe) a
competent VT320 emulation. These are for pickup only from here in Crawley,
As the subject says ...
I am looking for one of the fasteners that holds on the front panel of a
DEC SA482 rack. It is a Dzus-like head stud, except that it is turned
with a 4mm hex key. Anyone have one or know where I can get one?