Intel 8231A & 8232 Math Co-processor Chips

From: Jason R. Brady <>
Date: Mon Sep 29 15:10:29 1997

On Fri, 26 Sep 1997 23:13:05, Kip Crosby <> wrote:
>I called a guy who was a logic designer at Intel during the period and who
>has samples of most of the pertinent Intel chips from, say, the 8048 to
>current. He has no 8232 and claims never to have seen one or a data sheet
>for it. It was so lackadaisically marketed by Intel that he suspects it
>was a cross-license from AMD and that someone at Intel objected to the

I called Intel Customer Service directly - they have no information on this
chip in their database.

On Fri, 26 Sep 1997 21:49:24, William Donzelli <> wrote:
>Are both of those chips even still in production? If not, that might be a
>real challenge. I remember trying to get one of AMD super neat database
>coprocessors, but really felt a great deal of resistance by the sales
>people and the distributors.
>One note: many sales offices are decent (Motorola), and will look up (and
>copy) data for long gone chips.

According to Intel, the 8231A was discontinued in 1996. They mentioned
Rochester Electronics as a possible second-source. I accessed Rochester's
web site but was unable to locate any reference using their search feature.

Obtaining one of these chips is a nice-to-have, not critical, so I'll probably
let this die for now. But thank you, gentlemen, for your assistance!
Jason Brady Seattle, WA
Received on Mon Sep 29 1997 - 15:10:29 BST

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