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The MIKBUG Note does not mention a coupl e of critica l points. First, in order to Figure 2: Memory Card. The connections for memory are illustrated in this diagram. Six MC6870L-7 memory chips are used to implement a total of 768 bytes of memory. The present design does not decode all address bits, so use of large amounts of memory expansion will require some additional decoding logic in the chip select lines. ,-F POWER SUPPLY BYPASS CAPACITORS, GOOD PRACTICE TO ELIMINATE NOISE TRANSIENTS AND RANDOM EFFECTS OF SAME > J d ; - I !

5400 Commerci al timesharing . ... . .. •.. . .. $6740 Phon e line cost - $ 150 per month Computing costs - $100 per month T erminal with dialup - $87 per month Altair Package ...... .. ........... . $2195 MITS Altair p lus software - $995 T eletvpe Mod el 33 ASR - $60 per month recommendation on this point would be a set of examp les show ing severa l typical cases. Up and Running Fin ally, after a lo ng delay in obtaining the Teletype (not purchased from MITS, but leased from RCA in New) ersey), the system was fu ll y o perat io nal.

Memory bo ard s are relatively stable system elements in this kind of de sign : Speed a nd powe r consumption, beside s price, are important considerations. Slower or surplus memory integrated circuits may be an expensive mista ke if you want to run your latest model central processor wh ich has become much fas ter. The slow memory may result in unnecessa ry central processor wait states. 10 is ge nera lly pro cesso r ind epende nt, but 10 interfaces can be susceptible to obsolescence when they depend o n a specific central processor design .

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