DEC network card?
pkoning at equallogic.com
Thu Aug 25 12:21:02 CDT 2005
>>>>> "Simon" == Simon Fryer <fryers at gmail.com> writes:
Simon> On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 12:16:22, Joe R. <rigdonj at cfl.rr.com>
>> Does anyone recognize this card?
Simon> Cabling looks like SDI.
>> > I found it in a PDP-11/44 but I couldn't find a model number or
>> manufacturer's name on it. The other end of the four red cables
>> connect to four BNC connectors on the back of the cabinet and are
>> marked Network Ports. see
Simon> The BNC connectors are a bit novel if it is SDI.
If they were TNC (threaded not bayonet) I'd suspect it to be a CI
interface card (from an HSC50 or the like).
It doesn't look like a DEC board (unless the digital logo is on the
other side). The cable attachment for those coax cables doesn't have
a DEC look to it, either. And the picture of the back has a mil-spec
look to it. I wonder if this is a military databus interface.
It's hard to tell from the back panel photos. Are those connectors
actually BNC, or are they like BNC but a bit smaller? Do they have
three or four prongs instead of the conventional 2 bayonet prongs? If
so, they'd be TPS connectors, which fits the databus hypothesis.
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