On Fri, 26 Sep 1997 23:13:05, Kip Crosby <engine(a)chac.org> wrote:
I called a guy who was a logic designer at Intel during
the period and who
has samples of most of the pertinent Intel chips from, say, the 8048 to
current. He has no 8232 and claims never to have seen one or a data sheet
for it. It was so lackadaisically marketed by Intel that he suspects it
was a cross-license from AMD and that someone at Intel objected to the
I called Intel Customer Service directly - they have no information on this
chip in their database.
On Fri, 26 Sep 1997 21:49:24, William Donzelli <william(a)ans.net> wrote:
Are both of those chips even still in production? If
not, that might be a
real challenge. I remember trying to get one of AMD super neat database
coprocessors, but really felt a great deal of resistance by the sales
people and the distributors.
One note: many sales offices are decent (Motorola), and will look up (and
copy) data for long gone chips.
According to Intel, the 8231A was discontinued in 1996. They mentioned
Rochester Electronics as a possible second-source. I accessed Rochester's
web site but was unable to locate any reference using their search feature.
Obtaining one of these chips is a nice-to-have, not critical, so I'll probably
let this die for now. But thank you, gentlemen, for your assistance!
Jason Brady jrbrady(a)delphi.com Seattle, WA