One more try - Can you ID this S-100 Serial board?

drlegendre . drlegendre at
Thu Oct 1 00:46:11 CDT 2015

Hey guys,

I'm fairly certain this is a serial board - mostly because the PO told me
so, and when I received it, it had a 25-pin male connector on a three-wire
cable carelessly soldered to the pads behind one of the cable headers on
the top edge. But the cable was removed as a matter of course when I was
prepping the machine for a rebuild. I mistakenly assumed that the docs
would be trivial to locate - so no need to record the original wiring


On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 12:26 AM, tony duell <ard at> wrote:

> > I couldn't spot how they did level shifting to RS232 levels.  The SI
> > signal appears to go to a 7400 next to one of the Uarts.
> There are a couple of 8 pin ICs near the 10 pin headers, they look to
> be 1458 dual op-amps (I can't exactly make out the numbers...).
> Op-amps were often used as RS232 drivers. Give them +/-12V supplies,
> feed a TTL signal into one of the inputs, connect the other input to a
> voltage between the TTL levels (potential divider from the 5V line) and
> apply no negative feedback. The Op-amp output will swing between the
> supply rails.
> -tony

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