DEC cartridge ID & ARTIFACS 440

Johnny Billquist bqt at
Wed May 27 18:09:58 CDT 2015

On 2015-05-27 23:38, Brent Hilpert wrote:
> Does anyone recognise these DEC cartridges?:
> Any details or knowledge of what systems they may have been used with?
> They're definitely digital, note the logo on the nearer one on the right.
> I can't recall ever having seen them. They're associated in this instance with 80s-era biomed analysis.

It's been a while since I saw one, but they look like RC25 cartridges. 
Miserable drive...

> Also, anyone know what processor may have been used in a Becton Dickinson ARTIFACS 440 cell-sorting (FACS) rack?
> We're speculating there may be an embedded LSI-11.
> Rob and I are assessing some surplus/scrap equipment for rescue but haven't been on site yet.

RC25 could have been found in both PDP-11 and VAXen. I think you only 
had a Qbus controller for it, though. But it's MSCP.


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