Intersil 80C88-2 or 80C86-2

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by cldudley, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. cldudley

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    Hello again board, I have a non-technical question hopefully someone can help me with.

    My current project is an 8088 or 8086 computer, depending on which processor I have better luck in finding. I can source the HMOS versions as pulls from Jameco, but I would really rather get the CMOS variants. I know that Intersil still actively manufactures these devices, but I can't seem to find any source for them. Does anyone know who might carry these parts? (The DIP parts only, I will be doing wire-wrapping)

    I also know that NEC made a compatible device, the V20 and V30, does anyone know of a source for these?
     
  2. Papabravo

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    If you go to the Intersil website you can check distributor inventory. Avnet has a few but they are pricey

    http://avnetexpress.avnet.com/store...com/support/distilist_stkchk.asp&term=IP80C88

    Don't know if they will sell you a handful, but the link seems to imply that it is possible.

    Forgive me if I question the notion that they are actively manufacturing this part. The design is more than 3 decades old and with one distributor in North America having 69 parts at a price of $32.00 USD I think this qualifies as an orphan part whose price is on the upside of the bathtub curve.
     
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  3. cldudley

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    I am not certain they still "actively" manufacter the part, but they have it listed on the Intersil website as an "Active" design. They have many military variants, so I would assume they still roll out at least a handful of them every year.
     
  4. Papabravo

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    It can be hard to tell what a company is doing, and what they say may be different than what they are doing. The bottom line is:

    1. One distributor
    2. 69 pieces on hand
    Check back in one month and compare. If the numbers are not changing you may be able to get a handle on supply and demand. I'd be surprised if they change significantly.
     
  5. windoze killa

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    Try going direct to the intersil website and ask for samples.
     
  6. marshallf3

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    Find an old scrap computer yard and just pull one, they were often in sockets.

    Probably a few running around on eBay as well.
     
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