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Mystery 1985 vintage "HBATD1" and "3550 TD1" evaluation boards
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:46:58 am »













Presented just for interest, there's two variations on the sales counter at Weird Stuff in California.

Datecode is barely visible in pen on the PCB "7/13/1985". Logo is AMD.
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Re: Mystery 1985 vintage "HBATD1" and "3550 TD1" evaluation boards
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 01:00:26 am »
Pretty (hand drawn?) traces.
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Re: Mystery 1985 vintage "HBATD1" and "3550 TD1" evaluation boards
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 01:14:50 am »
Very cool!  :-+
 

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Re: Mystery 1985 vintage "HBATD1" and "3550 TD1" evaluation boards
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 01:39:46 am »
Well the logo on the board is for AMD.  :-//
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Re: Mystery 1985 vintage "HBATD1" and "3550 TD1" evaluation boards
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 01:59:14 am »
What are the non bnc connectors? They look like large smb connectors.
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Re: Mystery 1985 vintage "HBATD1" and "3550 TD1" evaluation boards
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 06:51:18 am »
Wow. "Serious" business there. Bet those were not cheap when new!
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Re: Mystery 1985 vintage "HBATD1" and "3550 TD1" evaluation boards
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 08:57:17 am »
Might be an eval/test board for the AMD Am3550 ECL/TTL mask-programmable gate array.

http://www.datasheetarchive.com/dl/Scans-000/Scans-006350.pdf
 

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Re: Mystery 1985 vintage "HBATD1" and "3550 TD1" evaluation boards
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2016, 12:52:27 pm »
What are the non bnc connectors? They look like large smb connectors.

My guess is scope probe.
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Re: Mystery 1985 vintage "HBATD1" and "3550 TD1" evaluation boards
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2016, 01:00:36 pm »
The first one looks like it was made for testing an old AMD K-6 processor.
Looks like they tried to keep the traces to the socket the same lenght.

Nicely done. :)
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Re: Mystery 1985 vintage "HBATD1" and "3550 TD1" evaluation boards
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2016, 04:31:32 pm »
Might be an eval/test board for the AMD Am3550 ECL/TTL mask-programmable gate array.

http://www.datasheetarchive.com/dl/Scans-000/Scans-006350.pdf

Plausible, the date on the board matches as a pre-production development.
 


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