MC68K's on DEUNA's
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Sun Mar 26 14:58:21 CDT 2017
> From: Bill Gunshannon
> I doubt Motorolla was in the business of custom making different size
> chips, even for DEC.
So, that triggered a question in my mind: why was DEC using the 68K on this
board, anyway? They had plenty of in-house chips the could have used, e.g.
the J11. The MC68000 had only a 16-bit bus, so it's not that dissimilar in
capabilities. Why buy out? Did Motorola offer them a price they couldn't
resist, or what?
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