Z8000 parts question

From: J. David Bryan <jdbryan_at_acm.org>
Date: Thu May 13 12:24:43 2004

On 13 May 2004 at 9:57, Kane, David (DPS) wrote:

> Only a very minor detail, but I beleive that the certain Zilog chip
> designations also indicate the max clock speed. For instance the
> Z0800110PSC is a Z8001 (Z08001.. portion), with a max clock speed of
> 10MHz (..10.. portion)....

The 1983 Zilog databook "Ordering Information" section designates speed
grades by letter suffix. No suffix is 4 MHZ, "A" is 6.0 MHz, and "B" is 10
MHz, so a 10 MHz Z8001 in a plastic DIP with a 0-to-70 C temperature range
would be ordered as "Z8001B PS".

However, two things occurred to me:

 1. The parts predate or postdate the databook sufficiently that the
    ordering codes had changed. Are there obvious date codes on the chips?

 2. The parts aren't Zilog issue at all, but rather AMD (a second-source).
    Are there obvious Zilog (stylized "Z") or AMD (up/right-pointing
    arrow) logos on the parts?

                                      -- Dave
Received on Thu May 13 2004 - 12:24:43 BST

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