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DrG:
So, I came across this MOS 1980 catalog (sorry about the glare).



Apparently, the 6501 was announced in 1975 (a month before the 6502) and it was US$20, an unheard of low price https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/MOS_6501_Ad_August_1975.jpg



Has anyone here ever used one? I would love to hear the story. I have looked around and have seen at least one advertised for sale but at a ridiculous (to me) price.

In fact, by 1980, MOS had a number of 6500 'varieties'. I never hear much about them though.




OK, no real point to this post, just musing and sharing.

Benta:
Apparently, the 6503...6513 were bond-out options. I've never seen on in the wild, they seem to only exist on paper (and they're pretty pointless).

DrG:

--- Quote from: edavid on November 21, 2021, 09:15:50 pm ---Why are you mixing up the 6501 and 6500/1 in the same post?  There's no real connection.

--- End quote ---
I guess I'm just not as smart as you.

DrG:

--- Quote from: Benta on November 21, 2021, 08:59:45 pm ---Apparently, the 6503...6513 were bond-out options. I've never seen on in the wild, they seem to only exist on paper (and they're pretty pointless).

--- End quote ---

I wondered about that and think you might be right. The 6501, btw, does not appear in this catalog at all.

edavid:

--- Quote from: DrG on November 21, 2021, 09:28:12 pm ---I wondered about that and think you might be right. The 6501, btw, does not appear in this catalog at all.

--- End quote ---

Motorola made MOS stop selling them in 1976: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOS_Technology_6502#Motorola_lawsuit

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