electro-Physics: 3.3 volts

From: William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org>
Date: Thu Dec 9 23:04:18 2004

> Today I started mothballing the VAX 6000 and noticed that a large part
> of its power supply is on 3.3 volts, now common, but probably not in 1988.
> Seems like something was invented, probably in chip design that made
> 3.3 so useful. I wonder what that was, when that landmark was reached.

Not likely in the 6000, but large machines sometimes have a supply of
lesser voltage for use in the bus terminations (like the -2.0 volts found
in both 10K and 100K ECL machines).

William Donzelli
Received on Thu Dec 09 2004 - 23:04:18 GMT

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