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Re: NEC Vr4400 and ARC manufacturing kits

To: riscy@pyramid.com
Subject: Re: NEC Vr4400 and ARC manufacturing kits
From: Bill Broadley <broadley@neurocog.lrdc.pitt.edu>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1993 18:36:20 -0500 (EDT)
In-reply-to: <199307192208.AA28607@quip.eecs.umich.edu> from "Youda He" at Jul 19, 93 06:08:46 pm
Reply-to: riscy@pyramid.com
Sender: owner-riscy@pyramid.com
> I tried to get some info on the NEC ARC100/150 manufacturing kits, so far
> not many people know about it, even within NEC, one tech support people
> called me back said the manufacturing kits cost $5000. if that true, it 
> is a great deal. it consists of:
> ARC chip set and CPU, document, ROM, dssign info of:
>  Schematics (soft and hard copy) of Vr4400PC,  Vr4400SC, Vr4400MC mother
> board, Ethernet, serial board, audio/mouse board, video board.
>  Netlist PAL/PLD
>  Binary and source code for Baselevel firmware and Windows NT firmware, HAL
>  System documentation
>  Gerber tapes for five system motherboard.
> How do you feel about this board? 
> -- Youda
Sounds great.  Please post any/all info you get.  

Maybe we could get a discount for just one of the motherboard designs.  

Or promise to donate the linux port and then they could sell the motherboard 
design+linux for 5k.

The key would be getting enough people so that we could split the 5k enough 

I'd love to get a hold of a mips 4k board cheap.   Any ideas on 4400 chip
prices?  4000?

I'd suspect we can't afford more then a mips 4k.

Bill                                    1st>    Broadley@neurocog.lrdc.pitt.edu
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