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Re: NEC ARC chip set info

To: riscy@pyramid.com
Subject: Re: NEC ARC chip set info
From: caret@pyramid.com (Neil Russell)
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 93 15:11:47 PDT
In-reply-to: <199307222057.AA22063@quip.eecs.umich.edu>; from "Youda He" at Jul 22, 93 4:57 pm
Reply-to: riscy@pyramid.com
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> I got more info for NEC ARC100/150 chip set. I called a NEC tech people,
> they said the schematic and Gerber are pretty free, all they wanted 
> is to sell their hardware, the design is one that they have tried and worked
> the firwares are from MIPS, so they don't really know. they provide almost
> no support, since they know the chip set works... all software support
> are from MIPS or third party. ARC chip set+Vr4400 are $100/set at 10K quantity
> the real cost for small (10-100) quantities are determined by distributor. ARC
> manufacturing kits cost $5000.
> So...? 

My understanding is that a r4k of any sort cannot be had for less than
us$700 in 100 quantities at the moment.  If this is not the case, then
what you are suggesting becomes a real option!  Can you give prices for
the parts that we need to construct the core of the system (CPU + peripheral
controllers) in quantities of 100.

Neil Russell            (The wizard from OZ)
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