New pcb design for S-100 prototype board available
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Sun Jun 3 19:11:47 CDT 2007
On 3 Jun 2007 at 18:51, Dave McGuire wrote:
>> There's nothing "authentic" or even remotely elegant about 78xx
> regulators in my opinion. They're a current product, have been for
> decades, and probably will be for another two decades.
"Authentic"--yes. They were on almost all original S-100 boards.
Which was my point. There are lots of great regulators now--
particularly the buck/boost models, but they wouldn't be "authentic"
to the S-100 era.
> "Better" is subjective...Better for what application? If you're
> designing a small system for, say, industrial automation, do you
> really want the expense and extreme complexity of something like PCI
> or VME?
At the time of the S-100 bus, there was already a better bus--
Multibus. It outlived S-100 by a very long time.
If you want simple, try STD bus. But then, even ISA/PC-104 will do
just fine for S-100 speeds.
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