Suggestions for VT103?
ploopster at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 05:37:58 CST 2008
Jerome H. Fine wrote:
>> Picked up a DEC VT103 with an empty cardcage and I'm trying to decide
>> what manner of Qbus based system to put in it...
>> I understand it's possible to upgrade the backplane to 22 bits -- how
>> is this done?
>> I currently have a MicroVax 1 CPU, an 11/23 half-height CPU, a few
>> misc serial cards and the like, and a nice Emulex ESDI controller in
>> my box of spares... I'm worried about power consumption, though.
>> Anyone else hacked together a system like this and have any
>> recommendations for hardware/software?
> Jerome Fine replies:
> Power is DEFINITELY VERY limited - 16 amps for the 5 volts including
> the video display card!!!!!!!!!!!
> An M8186 is VERY possible. Use a DLV11-J strapped for the console
> port. If you have the adapter
> card to switch the terminals for port 0 and port 3, this makes it easy.
> That also allows port 0 to be used
> for a serial printer.
How much power does an 11/93 CPU/Memory board use?
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