On 07.07.2012 03:17, Bil Herd wrote: > Are you going to mention how we had the polaroid's of the Signetics part > up in the chiplab? Or the bad job we did of passivation? The PLA's were > in some way not very boring as they were our last salvation to pull a > problem out of the fire, and our chance to impart any coolness in logic. I found an interesting article/interview from two Signetics engineers that worked on the development of the FPLA. Even the Commodore 64 is mentioned in one sentence :) Maybe it's more interesting to read about some technical details of the chip, how other fabs failed (MMI) to second source the chip or got only a bad yield (Fairchield). Also described is an option to do a mask programmed version of the FPLA, but according to the interview no customer made use of them. I found this via the microcontroller forum: http://www.mikrocontroller.net/topic/243938 http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/access/text/Oral_History/102702200%20.05.01.acc.pdf Nicolas Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-07-28 08:00:05
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