VT78/MR78/OS78 (was Re: Vintage Computer Forum)
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Thu Nov 26 16:15:53 CST 2009
On 26 Nov 2009 at 20:52, Tony Duell wrote:
> AndI would think a PIC would be less reliable than the '74 and
> '00 that it would replace on this board).
I'm not sure about that--PICs definitely use less power than
traditional TTL and so probably don't have the issues with heat.
They also have smaller features, so perhaps the current density is
There's a TI demo of a couple of their 430 uCs that demonstrates
sleep-mode current consumption of 0.4 uA. That would be hard to
match with any bipolar logic family.
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