Subject: Re: NetBSD/vax QBUS IDE?!
To: None <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/22/2002 18:45:52
On Friday, November 22, 2002, at 06:38 PM, der Mouse wrote:
>> Even more critical issues exist beyond the character of the
>> controller.  QBus interface chips for the most part are obsolete.
>> National still makes some devices, but these are very expensive.
>> There are always discrete transistors, I guess......
> I once participated in the building of a Qbus board out of discrete
> logic.  For a simple board - and an IDE interface like yours counts as
> "simple" for these purposes - this is by no means out of the question.

   How expensive are those National chips?  Anybody have the part number 


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