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greenmeanie
November 17th, 2007, 04:36 PM
What was this board used for?
I have one in each of my imsai's and can't find any info on it.

chuckcmagee
November 17th, 2007, 06:33 PM
Keeps the bus noise down. Good thing to have in there.

alltare
November 17th, 2007, 10:02 PM
What Chuck said. Your IMSAIs would probably work OK without them, though, unless you have non-standard CPU or memory boards installed.

CrosNest-SysOp
December 24th, 2007, 08:04 AM
Hmmm... I like to think of terminator strips as the "shock absorbers" of the S100 buss. Take 'em "OFF" the buss, the driver provides a bumpier ride.

(wink-grin)

Herbert R. Johnson has docs (per his website) for the CCS terminator.
"2704B terminator board Information Sheet, rev A, 2 pgs"

http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/d_ccs.html

Discussion on "Buss Termination", here:

http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/s_term.html