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Sun Jun 12 14:13:10 CDT 2016
On 06/11/2016 07:04 PM, emanuel stiebler wrote:
> Hi all, anybody know, which system used it? It is a 1986 CRT
> controller, which was pretty fancy back then. But never saw actual
> hardware with it ...
The am8052 isn't a general-purpose CRT controller, but an *alphanumeric*
one; that is, it does text, not graphics. It has wide attribute and
proportional spacing support, which does set it apart from the usual
Intel announced a similar product, the 82730, around 1984. Same
deal--advanced text display. I recall that preliminary prices quoted
made it hugely expensive. I don't know if it ever made it to production
I don't know of a product that used either chip, but I'd concentrate on
the word-processing world for my search.
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