New toy

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Date: Tue Aug 24 07:27:56 1999

Look under industrial systems or controllers. A number of vendors made
compactly packaged xt and later class machines in oddball or ISA passive
packages(or boards).


On Mon, 23 Aug 1999, Don Maslin wrote:

> Over the weekend, I acquired a new toy called an Intel Wildcard WC88. It
> consists of a card in 72 pin SIMM format - only taller - that contains a
> surface mount 8088 chip hiding under a glob of epoxy. Also carries an
> xtal, 640k memory, another - unidentified - chip under epoxy, a BIOS
> EPROM, and a few glue chips. The edge connector is 72 pin SIMM style.
> There is also a (basically) passive motherboard that carries a 72 pin SIMM
> socket, a keyboard connector, three 8-bit ISA sockets, and a handful of
> chips. The Award BIOS displays a message on bootup that 'this is a
> demonstration BIOS and is not to be sold'.
> I have searched the Web to no avail seeking any reference to this mini-XT.
> If anyone has one or has heard of one, or... I would certainly appreciate
> hearing from them. I have know idea what Intel intended when they put
> this thing together - for sale, demo, sales tool, ??? But I'd like to
> know.
> - don
Received on Tue Aug 24 1999 - 07:27:56 BST

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