CLASSICCMP digest 241

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Fri Nov 21 19:56:44 1997

Dumb vintage memory idea #2:

I wonder if one could make a memory array consisting neon bulbs (NE-2s)
and diodes. Both are mighty cheap and plentiful, and it might just work
for a very slow array. That negative resistance portion of the NE-2s curve
may be able to be exploited. Give each one just enough current to keep
alive, pulse them to set a one, read them using the leakage current, and
kill the current to reset to zero. It may be very similar to a core array.

William Donzelli
Received on Fri Nov 21 1997 - 19:56:44 GMT

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