pdp8/11 console cable pinouts

From: Dave McGuire <mcguire_at_neurotica.com>
Date: Mon Dec 27 03:23:04 1999

On Fri, 24 Dec 1999, Tony Duell wrote:
>> Now, for a question. I could go dig this info up myself but it'd take me
>> hours. Here, I'll bet someone knows off the top of his/her head. Are the
>> pinouts for the pdp8's KL8-JA serial board compatible enough with those of the
>> DL11-W, such that I might use the same cable for either?
>Should be OK. Or at least I use an ex-PDP11 (DL11-E or DL11-W) serial
>cable with the M7655 cards in my PDP8/e. The M7650 seems to use the same
>cable as well. As do some other DEC serial cards (DUP11?, for example).

  Excellent. Thanks!

>> I'm thinking about assembling & bringing up a pdp8/e tonight...the first pdp8
>> in my new house! :-)
>Good luck! And if you have any problems, post here -- I've got the
>maintenance manuals to hand...

  Ahh, most kind, thank you. I didn't have quite as much free time as I
thought I would, but I've made some progress. The processor is up & running
with 16kw core. If I can get my RK05 to spin up I'll test out the RK8E and see
what's on the big pile of RK05 packs that I was recently given by a friend.

  Anyway I hope to get back to this project tomorrow. I've never actually used
an RK05 on a pdp8 before...only TU56s...this ought to be fun!

                        -Dave McGuire
Received on Mon Dec 27 1999 - 03:23:04 GMT

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