Re: [midatlanticretro] Has anyone seen an S-100 PDP-8 Emulator Board?
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> But I was actually talking about back then, early 1980s, when I was
> running (and adoring!) both S-100 and PDP-8 systems regularly. (I still
> have both of those systems :-))
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- Yeah! I'd sell one of Dave's kidneys to get one, too...> I've never heard of that (which surprises me, being both an S-100 and
>a PDP-8 guy), but I can tell you I'd sell a kidney for one!
> class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 19px;">In all seriousness, I may remember an S-100 board in the 70's with an Intersil 6100 on it. At the time, there was a single-board computer build around one, plus at least 2 systems on the market. I'll peruse some old Byte, Kilobaud and Interface Age issues to see if I can locate an ad for this specific thing.Cory - WA3UVV
- The trick to putting the 6100 on an S-100 bus is that the 6100
(like the PDP8) wants a 12-bit data bus. OSI actually had 12
bits on their bus, but S-100 only has 8. Of course IEEE696
>> I'll peruse some old Byte, Kilobaud and Interface Age issues to see if I can locate an ad for this specific thing.Every issue from Vol. 1, #1 until Dec. '79 of those magazines -- plus Creative Computing, DDJ, etc. -- are all neatly cataloged in our museum.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "equalizer700" <equalizer700@...> wrote:
>Can you describe your company a bit more? What years did you work there? When did they produce the board? Do you recall the model name or number, any features? Who worked there, who owned the company? any other products? Any of that information may help to find their products.
> In the very early 80's I was associated with a company, I.E. Systems of Newmarket, NH, that produced an S-100 board with a PDP-8 emulator on it. I'm wondering if anyone here has seen this board, or has one? I have no idea how many were made or sold.
- I worked for (owned) a different company (Micro-Integration, Inc.) and we did some projects (not this one) with I.E. Systems. We bought the company (I.E.) in the mid '80's long after the PDP-8 board. What we did do together were boards and software for connecting microcomputers to IBM mainframes via 3270 coax and 5250 twinax. The first boards were S-100, and later they were for the IBM PC. The PC brand name was BlueLynx.
The PDP-8 S-100 board was in 1979-1981, before the IBM PC. I.E. Systems also did a ROM chip for the SuperBrain somewhere around 1981 that gave it special qualities (don't remember what).
I'm trying to get in touch with the guy who designed the PDP-8 board. I have a friend who may have his contact info. I'll get back to the group with more info when I get it.
> Can you describe your company a bit more? What years did you work there? When did they produce the board? Do you recall the model name or number, any features? Who worked there, who owned the company? any other products? Any of that information may help to find their products.
> Herb Johnson