S-100 bus specs

From: Sellam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Thu Mar 18 14:25:29 1999

On Thu, 18 Mar 1999, Richard Erlacher wrote:

> The '696 standard defined cards which wouldn't work with the old versions
> and which required far too much fiddling with the newer processors' bus
> control signals to allow for a simple and elegant design solution, so the
> bus simply went away, more or less of its own weight.

But the S-100 bus was still in commercial production well into the 90s.
The last issue of <a magazine which I've forgotten the name of> is dated
1990 and still had articles on S-100 bus based products. From what I'm
told, there are still plenty of S-100 boxes being used as embedded
controllers, and these systems range anywhere from the Altair and IMSAI to
Godbout, Cromemco, etc. Cromemco actively manufactured S-100 systems
until they went out of business in around 1986 or so.

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