The SC/MP... it lives!
eric at brouhaha.com
Sun Mar 27 13:51:58 CST 2005
>> The INS8070 is essentially a SC/MP III, though National didn't call
>> it that. IIRC, it's not quite compatible with the SC/MP II (INS8060).
>> The INS8073 is the version of the INS8070 with 2.5K "NIBL BASIC" in ROM.
> Ah... thanks for the extra detail... didn't realize there were
> multiple versions of the SC/MP.
In the interest of completeness, then, I'll note that the part number of
the original SC/MP was "ISP-8A/500". The SC/MP II was known as both
"ISP-8A/600" and "INS8060"; AFAIK it started as the former and was
changed to the latter, perhaps because they decided that having
punctuation in part numbers wasn't such a hot idea.
Similarly, the National Semiconductor PACE ("Processing And Control
Element", the world's first single-chip 16-bit microprocessor, PMOS,
1974) had the part number "IPC-16A/500", but the later NMOS version
is the "INS8900".
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