B&C Microsystems 1409 Prom Burner
jrr at flippers.com
Mon Dec 18 10:17:11 CST 2006
At 5:35 PM -0800 12/17/06, John Robertson wrote:
>At 12:08 AM -0500 12/17/06, Kevin Berlen wrote:
>>Hello eveyone. I am new to the list and looking for info
>>for an old prom burner I have come across. It appears
>>to have been manufactured by B&C Microsystems,
>>and is a model 1409. Looking for any info regarding
>>this beast. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
>The 1409 was a great burner from the mid to late 80s that could be
>used to burn Eproms and CPUs (2716's, 2764s, 8748s...) of the day.
>Available as either a kit or assembled and tested, had serial port
>that went up to 19,200 as I recall... I used one for many years
>until I bought a Xeltek Superpro.
>I think B&C Microsystems still exists and probably has the manual
>for it available in PDF format. http://www.bcmicro.com (link seems
>broken) if not I might have a copy that I can photocopy or scan to
>the archive mentioned below.
>You might be better off on another mail list called Tech Tools List
>for this particular item - there we talk about electronic repair
>equipment instead of the classic computers. We also have the 1409
>ROM image archived on our FTP site. Low chatter rate too, perhaps a
>few messages a week and then a flurry every month or two...
>How to subscribe or unsubscribe from TTL
>FTP site is: ftp://ftp.flippers.com/pub/TTL/
Snooping around archive.org shows that B&C seems to have evolved into
Testmetrix - and in 1998 when testmetrix.com first appeared they
stated "Testmetrix is a division of B&C Microsystems, which was
founded in 1983 in Sunnyvale, CA.(the heart of Silicon Valley)." .
Same phone number as B&C.
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