Subject: Re: NetBSD/vax QBUS IDE?!
To: None <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-vax
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 
>> number
>> handy?
> 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 
> announced
> 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. 


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