Ohio Scientific Model 560Z CPU (PDP-8!)

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Fri Mar 26 14:14:48 1999

Back in the old days, somebody or other, I'll look it up later (General
Instruments, I believe), made an LSI which was essentially compatible with
the PDP8-E. The idea was that it was much less of a maintenance headache to
have the CPU in microelectronic form as opposed to the ssi-msi
implementation commonly seen.

These didn't fare to well on the market because of the rapid evolution of
the commercial microcomputer industry.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Sudbrink <bill_at_chipware.com>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Friday, March 26, 1999 12:43 PM
Subject: Ohio Scientific Model 560Z CPU (PDP-8!)

>I just got another box of OSI marketing lit.
>One of the items is a single sheet glossy
>with no date, but showing C1s C2s and C3s.
>Since there is no mention of anything else,
>I assume it's from 1977. Here's the kicker:
>It lists a Model 560Z CPU board with PDP-8
>code compatibility! Has anyone on the list
>ever seen or heard of one of these?
>Bill Sudbrink
Received on Fri Mar 26 1999 - 14:14:48 GMT

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