Whitechapel Computer Works MG-1
elson at pico-systems.com
Sun Nov 30 16:36:32 CST 2014
On 11/30/2014 03:02 PM, Rich Alderson wrote:
> From: tony duell
> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2014 8:03 AM
>>> I think some of them might be early enough that they were still calling
>>> them 16032
>> Quite likely. The chip was renamed for marketing reasons IIRC (it was a 16
>> bit chip with 32 bit registers, renamed as a 32 bit chip with a 16 bit bus
>> or some such).
> It was renamed after the 32032 hit the market, same architecture with 32-bit
> external data paths instead of the 16 bits of the earlier chip. Somewhere
> in the storage locker I still have original data sheets for both. I think.
Ahh, the NAT Semi 16032/32016! I have a bunch of them here
on Multibus boards.
I built a multiprocessor system for reducing nuclear
experiment data faster than
a VAX 11/780 could. it was marginally faster, but not
enough of an improvement
for our general users to jump on it.
I did clone a Logical Microcomputer Co. 16032 system running
Genix, and get it
working at home. It was a DOG! Possibly my memory and
memory interface was
too slow for it, but it was just barely usable. This was
the 16-bit variant. it was
a full 32-bit architecture with a 16-bit external interface.
The 16032 was later renamed the 32016, 32-bit architecture,
bus. They also had the 32032, full 32-bit external bus,
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