Intel ???? rescued, weekend finds

From: Joe <>
Date: Wed Jan 24 15:06:19 2001


   Thanks for the info. I have a number of Intel catalogs and other docs
but I've never seen or heard of this box. Do you have any docs on this
thing? Does this work any better than the ICE devices that connect to the
MDS systems like the 220 series? I *think* I know where there's a big pile
of other pods and such for it. I found an Intel 188 (80188?) pod at the
same place but I haven't checked to see if it fits this unit.

   Which Tektronix DAS units were you using? I have one DAS 9200 and
several 9100s.


At 08:57 AM 1/22/01 -0800, Chuck wrote:
>> I went out to a scrap place yesterday and found a large white Intel box
>>sitting out in the dirt. It looks like some kind of emulator. It's *about*
>>12" tall, 24 deep and 16 wide. There's no marking on the front except
>>"Intel" on the top RH corner.
>This is "The ICEBox" an in-circuit emulator for Intel processors. It is a
>great way to bring up new designs and defeat copy protection schemes :-)
>There is a special bond out version of the 286 in the pod and when plugged
>into a circuit that would take a 286 it could give you a complete readout,
>both internal to the processor and external about what was going on. It can
>also run at "full" speed. (ususally there was an 8 or a 10 marked somewhere
>on the bod for 8Mhz and 10Mhz parts.) There were 8086, 80186, and 80286
>pods for it, but I don't know if it could ever handle the 386. It was "new"
>in the mid 80's (like 1985 when I was at Intel) and it combined with a
>Tektronix DAS9000 series was the weapon of choice for tracking down chip
>design bugs. Compaq used one in the design of the DeskPro 286 (and
>complained alot to intel because at the time the bond-out versions of the
>286 didn't come out at the same time as the new steppings of the chip.
>(separate, by hand, assembly process)
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