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Re: [N8VEM-S100:2550] A new 16MB S100 Bus static RAM board
If John and Andrew are OK with it then I'll be coordinating a volume
purchase (I'm keeping track of those who have said they want them.)
I'll certainly try to minimize the cost. I'll post an estimate before
placing an order.
* Paul Birkel <pbi...@gmail.com> [140227 16:38]:
> IFF we're going to do a volume purchase, than please list me for one board
> with the two associated daughter-boards. I assume that we're talking about
> a target cost of $25 given that there are three boards involved and thus
> more in^2.
> If the intended panelization runs the daughter-boards across the top then
> perhaps three should be included given the overall board width as compared
> to an individual daughter-board length?
> Or perhaps they can be panelized along one end of the motherboard?
> (And it seems such a shame to see that real-estate across the upper-board
> go to waste! Oops, be "underutilized" :->.)
> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 8:41 AM, Todd Goodman <t...@bonedaddy.net> wrote:
> > I'm willing to coordinate a larger purchase and will take three of these
> > boards myself.
> > Todd
> > * monahanz <mon...@vitasoft.org> [140226 20:03]:
> > >
> > >
> > > Back over 2 years ago Andrew and I put together an S100 bus "4MB Static
> > RAM
> > > board" with IEE-696 8/16bit data carrying capacity. This board has
> > proven
> > > to be very popular and very reliable. Over 30 boards were already made
> > and
> > > distributed to users. However in our quest to install 16 and 32 bit
> > CPU's
> > > on the S100 bus, 4MG has started to look like a limitation. The S100 bus
> > > is capable of addressing up to 16MG. For this 4 of the above boards would
> > > be needed.
> > >
> > > Over the past few years the price and availability of high speed static
> > > RAM's have changed dramatically. It is now feasible to place 16MB of
> > > high speed IEE-696 8/16 bit RAM on a single board. A prototype of this
> > > board is described here:-
> > >
> > >
> > http://s100computers.com/My%20System%20Pages/16M%20RAM%20Board/16MG%20RAM%20Board.htm
> > >
> > > It's unclear what the interest is in people obtaining a "commercial
> > style"
> > > bare board like this. I will definitely be getting 4 for myself. If you
> > > absolutely need one sooner rather than later let Andrew know we can
> > include
> > > you in the early "first batch". Otherwise stay tuned for a later group
> > > purchase by (hopefully) a group member that will organize a larger
> > purchase
> > > - at a lower price. If there is group member right now that could
> > > coordinate a purchase all the better.
> > >
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