Philips mini computers
paulkoning at comcast.net
Sat Oct 26 19:38:10 CDT 2019
> On Oct 26, 2019, at 5:00 AM, nico de jong via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Back in the 70's and 80's Philips had a quite popular series of mini computers called P800, which also branched out to the PTS series and possibly other.
I don't remember those; I do remember a Philips mini called the PR8000. That was apparently designed for industrial control, at least judging by the marketing brochure I have for it. It's the machine on which I learned assembly language programming. 24 bit machine, French mnemonics. Very interesting interrupt system. I've never seen any documents about it other than that one short 10-page marketing sheet.
Then there was a 16 bit Philips minicomputer, P9200? Saw it at the Evoluon in Eindhoven where it controlled an interactive sculpture called the Senster. That has been preserved apparently; it would be neat to do a simulation of it.
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