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Re: [N8VEM-S100:1076] Upcoming S-100 SMB Reorder
The TIL311's are much cheaper - 4 dollars vs 10 dollars for the HP displays so I doubt even at quantity you are going to get them significantly cheaper.
On Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:34:12 PM UTC-5, Tom Lafleur wrote:
maybe we can do a group order with UTsource to get the price of the HP
displays down... I'm looking for 22 of them...
On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Andrew Lynch <LYN...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi! Good news! The S-100 System Monitor Board (SMB) and S-100 Bus Extender
> PCBs are on their way! We should be seeing them in about three weeks or so.
> That would be the second full week of September or so. Please note the
> S-100 SMB is actually *two* PCBs because the S-100 SMB base board is
> separate from the S-100 SMB display mezzanine boards which is a three-in-one
> board. Anyone confused yet? The S-100 SMB is one complicated board!
> All the S-100 SMB display mezzanine boards are joined together as one big
> PCB. The builder separates them into whatever one they would like to use.
> This is much less expensive than having three separate smaller boards and is
> a lot more flexible. However it also means most builders will end up with
> one or two PCBs they won't use.
> The HP5082-7340 displays can occasionally be found on ebay for a reasonable
> price. Also UTsource has them but you'll need to get a quote. There is
> someone on vintage-computer.com forums that sells them as well (Glitch?) for
> a very reasonable price. They can be tricky to find but still doable.
> I hope this helps! Thanks and have a nice day!
> Andrew Lynch
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: n8ve...@googlegroups.com [mailto:n8vem-
>> s1...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Paul Birkel
>> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2012 6:15 AM
>> To: n8ve...@googlegroups.com
>> Subject: [N8VEM-S100:1049] Upcoming S-100 SMB Reorder
>> Regarding the upcoming S-100 SMB
>> reorder, should we consider whether if there are no particular advantages
>> the expen$ive HP 5082-7340 displays (e.g.?
>> over the TIL displays that we drop the daughter board for the former as a
>> means of shaving the total cost of the board-set a little?
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