ZX81 and 6116

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Sat Mar 23 03:25:25 2002

On Mar 22, 23:51, Glen Goodwin wrote:
> > From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>

> I read that using the 2114s saved Uncle Sir Clive 25p per unit.

When the 4118 was scarce, that was probably true.

> I've also
> noticed that on the earlier boards all the ICs were socketed, but the
> ones were spotty, socket-wise. Typical Sinclair chintziness.

Not necessarily. A soldered connection is generally more reliable than a
socketed one. For that reason, many manufacturers solder most parts,
unless they contain firmware that might need changed, or are custom parts
subject to revision (PALs, ULAs, etc).

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sat Mar 23 2002 - 03:25:25 GMT

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