Subject: Re: NetBSD/vax QBUS IDE?!
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
Date: 11/22/2002 20:01:26
On Friday, November 22, 2002, at 07:45 PM, Eric Smith wrote:
>> How expensive are those National chips? Anybody have the part
> The commonly used part was a DS3662 four-bit transceiver, which was an
> improved-spec version of the DS8641. Both were obsoleted last year.
> National still makes an eight-bit version, the DS3862, but has
> an end-of-life for that as well. It will be available until the end
> of 2003.
DigiKey lists the DS3862 a $8.72/ea in qty. 1. That's pretty
painful. They also don't have them in SOIC, which I would (personally)
prefer to work with, though DIP would be fine.
The pricing goes down considerably with quantity, $5.51/ea in qty.
Dave McGuire "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL -Bill Bradford