Re: metric DIL packages

From: HÁRSFALVI Levente <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 23:01:19 +0200
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On 2014-05-30 20:34, Michał Pleban wrote:
> They seem to have Z80 (KR1858VM1) too:
> However, I wonder whether by 1991 they haven't already moved to 2.54 or
> not... I guess there is only one way to find out ;-)

Evil knows if they did... :-)

At least I seem to get the impression that they indeed did manufacture a
lot of cloned chips even in the '90s. On a somewhat related note, just
recently, I was surprised to learn how late "home computers" (8-bit home
computers) became popular in Russia, as compared to the West or even HU.
As it looks, our friends barely started manufacturing and selling ZX
Spectrum clones to the masses by the late 80s, and it wasn't until the
early 90s the subculture has taken off (that is, documentation spread
around, people swapped programs, machines were built and developed by
enthusiasts). That at least felt a little bit strange. Even though
Hungary didn't regularly manufacture MSI chips (in fact all the early
local HCs used East German Z80 family clones and various eastern bloc
TTLs), the first local home computer models had already appeared by the
early 80s, and by the mid 80s things were all set.

> And I think the biggest obstacle with such project would be obtaining
> 2.50 chip sockets :-P

Hah, +-0.4mm just shouldn't be an obstacle ;-))). (And even if is, the
chips should probably still fit in non-precision (low cost) ic sockets


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