Burroughs Terminal info
stevew at ka6s.com
Wed Jul 11 14:33:20 CDT 2007
Hmmm - the MT985 likely uses a polled protocol at RS-485 levels. It wants to
hook up to the B1955 Multi-line controller fer instance. You would hang a
bunch of these on a multi-drop line. The Multi-line would throw-out a poll
sequence and get either an ACK or NACK from each terminal on the line. If
the ACK happens, the terminal is then told to send in a block of data.
If memory serves - it has 3 separate micros in it, and the software running on
it was written in Pascal. These came out around 1981-2.
Steve Wilson (worked on the B1955/B1965 design)
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