At 06:40 PM 9/4/97 -0400, I wrote:
Otay, folks. Sorry for the lack of verbiage here, but
I've had a crazy
week+. Here's the skinny:
Yes, I'm quoting myself... Around my house, it's the only way I'm assured a
halfway intellegent conversation..... ;^>
They are 8Kx8 parts, made by Motorola with part numbers
MCM 68764 and
Yes, and I forgot to mention that they are CMOS parts, as well. The look to
be standard, _except_
they are all inserted into a special carrier-like thingamabob that made it
easy to insert/remove the ROM packages and has a .1 or .01 microFarad
capacitor soldered betwen Vcc and ground on each chip... I guess that's why
they're heavier than normal.
Uh, and did I mention that there's _-_-Lots-_-_ of them!?!?!?!?
You could desolder the cap, straighen the pins and remove the plastic
carrier and voila! you have a chip that will directly plug into an e-prom
burner (provided it handles it...) and Bammo! You can upgrade whatever you
Remember I mentioned this URL:
Well, I just fired off an e-mail to the lady that's in command of the
licensing and re-printing of articles in Byte, to see if she'd give
permission to reproduce this article on the Web. I'll wait and see if I get
Barring that, does anyone out there in ClassicLand have that issue of Byte?
At the very least, you could educate us on just what it had, and maybe scan
in a picture if you have access to a scanner... (or even, if someone has an
extra issue of that one, I'd be willing to trade something for it).
Anyway, the closest I have in my collection is March 1981, so that won't
Anyway, more on this when I get home (still at work...)
and if anyone else
is interested, put yer orders in!
Just a reminder to anyone who wants some... they're cheap!
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger Merchberger | If at first you don't succeed,
Programmer, NorthernWay | nuclear warhead disarmament should *not*
zmerch(a)northernway.net | be your first career choice.