Free: older hardware, mainly PC

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Tue Mar 12 16:43:57 2002

I knew where you were going. It's just that for many, soldered in does
mean "non-replaceable", especially when the manufacturer uses those
chips that aren't recognizable as uarts. I don't know if everything is
on one chip or what, but I've seen some serial boards that only had a
very few chips and none looked like uarts to me. Also, surface mount
chips would be hard, since they are usually so small, although, I don't
think uarts are made that way, none that I've noticed any way.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA

Tony Duell wrote:
> >
> > The uart chips in this board are socketed, which makes them very easily
> > replaceable.
> OK...
> What I was commenting on (indirectly) is the idea that many PC-users have
> that you _can't_ replace soldered-in chips, and you can't upgrade a 16450
> to a 16550 if it's soldered in. Things like that. I don't want those sort
> of ideas polluting this list :-)
> -tony
Received on Tue Mar 12 2002 - 16:43:57 GMT

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