Re: Searching for broken PLAs

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:48:19 +0200
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On 07/28/2012 09:53 AM, Nicolas Welte wrote:

> 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:

The funny thing is... Did Commodore ever use the 82S100 in production 
C64 systems? So far I have only seen the 93459PC made by Fairchild in 
any of them.


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