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Re: [N8VEM-S100:1076] Upcoming S-100 SMB Reorder

maybe we can do a group order with UTsource to get the price of the HP
displays down... I'm looking for 22 of them...


On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Andrew Lynch <LYN...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi!  Good news!  The S-100 System Monitor Board (SMB) and S-100 Bus Extender
> PCBs are on their way!  We should be seeing them in about three weeks or so.
> That would be the second full week of September or so.  Please note the
> S-100 SMB is actually *two* PCBs because the S-100 SMB base board is
> separate from the S-100 SMB display mezzanine boards which is a three-in-one
> board.   Anyone confused yet?  The S-100 SMB is one complicated board!
> All the S-100 SMB display mezzanine boards are joined together as one big
> PCB.  The builder separates them into whatever one they would like to use.
> This is much less expensive than having three separate smaller boards and is
> a lot more flexible.  However it also means most builders will end up with
> one or two PCBs they won't use.
> The HP5082-7340 displays can occasionally be found on ebay for a reasonable
> price.  Also UTsource has them but you'll need to get a quote.  There is
> someone on vintage-computer.com forums that sells them as well (Glitch?) for
> a very reasonable price.  They can be tricky to find but still doable.
> I hope this helps!  Thanks and have a nice day!
> Andrew Lynch
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: n8vem...@googlegroups.com [mailto:n8vem-
>> s1...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Paul Birkel
>> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2012 6:15 AM
>> To: n8vem...@googlegroups.com
>> Subject: [N8VEM-S100:1049] Upcoming S-100 SMB Reorder
>> Regarding the upcoming S-100 SMB
>> (http://s100computers.com/My%20System%20Pages/SMB%20Board/S100%
>> 20Bus%20SMB.htm)
>> reorder, should we consider whether if there are no particular advantages
> of
>> the expen$ive HP 5082-7340 displays (e.g.?
>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/5082-7340-Manu-HP-Encapsulation-DIP-8-5082-
>> 73xx-Hexadecimal-And-Numeric-/110933733537)
>> over the TIL displays that we drop the daughter board for the former as a
>> means of shaving the total cost of the board-set a little?
>> paul

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