non-CP/M Z80 board

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Wed Jun 18 08:24:05 CDT 2008

On Jun 17, 2008, at 1:49 PM, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
>> IIRC, when there was only the NMOS Z80/Z80A parts, this was one of
>> the reasons for the popularity of the Intel 8085.  You could put
>> together a functional system for a dedicated application with some of
>> the made-for-8085 peripherals (e.g. 8155, 8355, 8755), with a very
>> low chip count compared to what's needed for an equivalent Z80
>> implementation.
> Are those parts even around any more though?  Easy enough to find?   
> I haven't
> looked in a while...

   They're all over the place.  I have at least one tube of *brand  
new* NMOS Z80 (not-A) chips here...cost me all of three bucks on eBay  
in '06 or so.  Need any?


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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