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Re: S-100 PCB reorder status

Hi Andrew!!

What about the 68K board ? I thought it has been in the queue for a long time.  If it is still being held up by routing, I was thinking why not replace the 68K chip with the 68000fn12 which is a plcc 68 and the 2 roms with a at29c1024 which is a plcc 44 and a single chip vs 2 - this would free up a lot of space on the board and be the same exact functionality as now.  It should make routing the board easier and cut down the chip density.  The 68K is 5 dollars I believe from utsource and I think the 29c1024 is approximately the same from utsource.  Just a thought.



On Friday, November 23, 2012 9:56:58 AM UTC-6, lynchaj wrote:


Some good news!  We’ve eliminated the backlog of S-100 PCBs and made some progress on the other N8VEM PCBs as well!


I would like to start reordering PCBs again soon now that some funds have freed up.


In particular I’d like to start with the S-100 LAVA PCBs  since they are ready for manufacture and been sitting in the queue the longest. 




There are 11 builders in the queue for the S-100 LAVA board but most likely the list is out-of-date and needs an update.


A viable PCB manufacturing order is at least 20 orders just to pay for the boards, tooling, shipping, etc.


Please review the list and send me any updates -- especially if you *do not* want to get a PCB on the list!


I understand the economy is difficult everywhere and plans change however the builder PCB drop-out rate is impacting my ability to get boards.


Here is the current inventory of PCBs (link and attachment).  As you can see there are many boards still available for the ECB systems as the S-100 boards have all gone to their builders.  I sincerely appreciate your assistance in helping clear this up!




Thanks and have a happy holidays!

Andrew Lynch


PS, if cash and/or paypal is an issue, we can make trades for certain computer parts, electronic components, tools, metals, coins, unused gift cards, shipping materials, scrap, etc.  Please let’s discuss!