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Re: FDC/UART

To: riscy@pyramid.com
Subject: Re: FDC/UART
From: Stephen S M Wong <a080700@hp750a.csc.cuhk.hk>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 93 22:18:48 HKT
In-reply-to: <9307081338.AA15221@resi.waldorf-gmbh.de>; from "Andreas Busse" at Jul 8, 93 3:38 pm
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Hi Risciers,

>For those thinking that 16450's aren't good enough,
>I've found something new:
>
>SMC FDC37C665
>
>- 765 compatible FDC, able to r/w 2.88 MB floppys
>- Two 16550 UARTS with 16byte send/rec. fifo
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>- bidirectional parallel port.
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>- IDE Interface
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>- comes in a 100pin QFP Package.

That's GREAT!!

>Price is around $23 in low quantities (1...10)
>
>What do you think about ?

Although the price is a little bit high, can we use this multi-purpose
chip instead of SCSI + UART + PAL (for parallel port)?  I like 16550,
I like bi-directional parallel port, and I have IDE drives.  

Will this chip save us bucks + real estate?
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