Odd DEC module

From: William Donzelli <william_at_ans.net>
Date: Mon Mar 22 09:29:34 1999

This weekend I spent some time at the RCS/RI millspace, and one of the
new arrivals is a very odd DEC module.

It is called a "Smart Module", dates to 1975 or so, and is a double-high,
extra long card. It looks to have an i4004, a bunch of glue, and five
sockets for some 24 pin chips (ROMs?). The interesting thing are the
handles - they are yellow! It is officially known as a Y187.

I have never seen a yellow DEC module, nor have any references to any. The
big blue Engineering book does not mention them.

Any ideas from the Digits out there? Were these DEC internal? Prototypes?

William Donzelli
Received on Mon Mar 22 1999 - 09:29:34 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:32:21 BST