Re: has anybody tried to replace a vic or vic II chip with a board containing a propeller ?

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:42:53 -0500
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On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM, Jim Brain <> wrote:
> On 2/27/2012 5:42 PM, Ingo Korb wrote:
>> I think you're off by an order of magnitude or two. MOSIS has an online
>> automated quote generator - 30 chips (minimum) in the ON Semi I2T30 process
>> (0.7um CMOS, the largest in the list; no idea if it would be suitable) with
>> 1mm^2 die size (random guess): 158160 USD (including overnight shipping.

If that price is for bare dice, then there's packaging costs to consider, too.

> Well, I initially put "100s of thousands", but replaced with the more vague
> "many" because I just did not know.  I think, though, 158K puts it far
> beyond the reach of mere enthusiasts.

If the target price is $6 per unit, the order size would have to be
around 30,000 units.  It will probably be cheaper to scavenge old
machines for a long time to come, unless some sort of short-run fab
pops up (or unless hobby fabbing with 1980s-sized structures becomes


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