On Friday 11 August 2006 04:37 pm, Tim Shoppa wrote:
Continually I see massive quantities of
parts show up at auction houses or on E-bay. Things like quantity 20,000
ECL chips common to 70's or 80's superminis or minisupers, often qualified
to meet a specific manufacturer's speed specs (I'm most familiar with
the DEC variants). Even spread
out among all of us with ECL-based PDP-10's, I don't think we need more
than a fraction of those gigantic lots :-).
No, probably not, but sometimes those parts can be useful in other contexts
too, like radio ferinstance. There seems to be a bunch of ECL parts used as
prescalers, that I've noticed. And even some ECG/TTL hybrid parts, which
I'd never seen before.
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