[vcf-midatlantic] 8-bit ISA slot Single Board Computer

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 11:33:07 EDT 2016


There definitely are/were 8-bit ISA SBCs.  There is an eBay listing, right
now, for a non-ISA 8-bit SBC, with an NEC V50 onboard, showing that such
things did exist.  The PC104 connector is really just ISA, with some extra
pins thrown in, of course.

I have a 16-bit ISA backplane that I use for an NEC V30 SBC, which is or
course a close cousin.

- Alex

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 10:37 AM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Is anyone here aware of such a beast?  I have a Heathkit/Zenith Z-150
> system. It's motherboard is literally just an 8-Bit ISA backplane, the
> computer occupies 4 of the ISA slots.
> I'm curious if there exists a Single Board Computer that would work in the
> 8-bit slots.
> What I would actually like to try is to have multiple SBC's on the ISA bus,
> and have them communicate with each other.
> If anyone knows if such a board exists, I'd appreciate the help.
> Joe
> --
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