DEC cartridge ID & ARTIFACS 440

Brent Hilpert hilpert at
Wed May 27 23:25:13 CDT 2015

Likely I guess, but you're probably better at recognising them than I.

Couple more pics, including the rc25 drive:

More terminals below desks in the artifacs440 pic.

Could that be an empty Q-bus backplane above the RC25?

On 2015-May-27, at 9:05 PM, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
> Is that a vt330 on the side?
> /P
> On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 02:38:04PM -0700, 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.
>> 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.

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