As stated this is a 128k word mos memory board for the 8/a processor. On
its own it would only present as a 32k board. To make it work as a 128k
you also need to have a M8416 board which drives the additional address
lines. And not all 8/a chassis had support for this. All 4 of my
backplanes have a label indicating KT8A support. I am guessing that
originally the additional address lines were not connected across the
backplane on the 6th connector. My card does have some bad bits and one of
these days I will get around to replacing some chips. This is probably why
I was able to get it not paired with the fancy MMU card.
I have an M8417 but have been unable to find an M8416 at a price I was
willing to pay. Apparently there are still a few 8/a's with these cards in
service in Genrad testers and that makes the cards still valuable.
There is info on it in the PDP 8/a PDF's on bitsavers. I think there was a
TSS8 variant that used it as a fast swap but I don't know of anything else
from DEC that supported it.
On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 5:38 AM, allison via cctalk
> On 08/24/2018 07:06 AM, Rod G8DGR via cctalk wrote:
> > M8417 MSC8DJ PDP8A 128K MOS
> > Clone of this
> > Sent from Mail for Windows 10
> > From: Paul Anderson via cctalk
> > Sent: 24 August 2018 10:12
> > To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts; cct...@vax-11.org
> > Subject: CESI VM8128 PDP8-A 128 K MOS?
> > I have an idea what this might be, but I can't find anything to confirm
> > on line. Can anyone shine some light on it?
> > Thanks, Paul
> its a 128 memory card If memory is right hex width for PDP-8A... The
> last of the omnibus 8s.
> That machine had extended the MMU used in earlier PDP-8 from 3 EMA lines
> to 5.
> Only fits the 8A chassis.
PDP-8 SN 1175
Assorted 8/a chassis
DECSet 8000 (It is a blue PDP 8/e okay?)