4004/8008 (was Re: Forgotten PC History)
ethan.dicks at usap.gov
Mon Aug 11 14:43:57 CDT 2008
On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 01:36:45PM +0100, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> On 11/08/2008 09:56, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> >I don't happen to have the 4004 datasheet handy (and can't get to it
> >for a number of hours), but the -10V Vdd requirement makes me wonder
> >if it's possible/feasible to use a pair of ganged ICL7660s (still made
> >by Dallas/Maxim) to generate it.
> It takes about 30mA to run a 4004.
OK. That might be a bit much for a pair of ICL7660s. If not, it's
right on the edge.
> >I don't see a GND pin on the 4004, so I'm at a loss to estimate
> >what it would require for Vdd. Anyone know or can check easily?
> Some data sheets list Vdd = -15V and Vss = 0V, so the -10/+5 is just a
> convenience. Logic levels are relative to Vss.
Ah. OK. I've worked with DEC R-series logic (+10V/-15V power, +3V/GND
signals), so I didn't assume anything about the logic levels.
> >Also, does anyone know about any sort of 4004 emulator or simulator?
> >I wouldn't mind trying my hand at some code *before* trying to build
> >out the hardware.
> The whole manual is available at
Nice. Thanks. I'll grab that when the sats rise.
> I came across this while looking for something else:
> Never tried it, but it might be a place to start.
Yes... I'll check that out, too.
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