[time-nuts] Fine print on HP 5334B

Scott Newell newell at cei.net
Thu Feb 22 19:11:40 EST 2007

At 02:14 PM 2/22/2007 -0800, Rick Karlquist wrote:
>2.  The entire program has to fit into 2KB (two thousand and
>forty eight bytes) of ROM, and was written in assembly language and/or
>machine language and is understandable only to its author (Ken T.)
>It uses every last byte of memory.  The 2KB limit is due to
>the legacy, discontinued microprocessor that was used (long story).

Every time I dig through the 5370 schematics, I think to myself "wouldn't
it be nifty to build a replacement plug-in card with a modern fast CPU to
run the instrument", but I try and stop myself there.

newell  N5TNL

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