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[dsp] 1802's

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Wed Feb 16 02:44:43 UTC 2005

Wow, that is steep.  Don't know what I'd do with one anyway.  If I get the
urge to go play with antique hardware, I can always go out to my garage and
fire up one of the VAXen.  =]


-----Original Message-----
From: dsp-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:dsp-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On
Behalf Of Anthony Monteiro
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 5:15 PM
To: TAPR DSP Mailing List
Subject: RE: [dsp] 1802's

Hi Guys,

1802's are still available from Intersil. Price is a bit
steep. Here is the link:


WB2LCC and I designed a repeater controller using an 1802 in the
late 1970's for the Drexel University 2m repeater. It was a very
interesting device for its time - the only CMOS cpu.
They were widely used on commercial satellites even into the 1990's.

If you check eBay, you might find a complete system to play with for
less than the cost of the cpu. Look for an "RCA VIP Video Game" system.

Tony AA2TX


At 04:14 AM 2/12/2005 +0000, Robert McGwier wrote:

> > lightweight RTOS.  IPS is the RTOS flown on all Phase 3 satellite
> > missions using a Cosmac 1802.  Lyle Johnson and Chuck Green have brought
>That's some serious old-school hardware.  =]  Always wanted to play with
>of those.  Didn't they use them on the Voyagers?  Do they still make them

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