Embedded computing board upgrades for legacy VAX and PDP computers introduced by Logical

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore., 7 Oct. 2016. The Logical Co. in Cottage Grove, Ore., is introducing the NuVAX 1200 and NuPDP 1200 single-board embedded computing replacements for upgrades to legacy Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) VAX and PDP computers.

Oct 7th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore., 7 Oct. 2016. The Logical Co. in Cottage Grove, Ore., is introducing the NuVAX 1200 and NuPDP 1200 single-board embedded computing replacements for upgrades to legacy Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) VAX and PDP computers.

Many DEC users have found it difficult to migrate to newer technology without sacrificing decades of investment in hardware and software. Packaged with a new processor, memory, and hard drives, Logical’s embedded board design allows users to drop a new engine into existing Qbus chassis.

Legacy software applications and specialized Qbus equipment will operate without disruption with the 1200 versions of NuVAX and NuPDP. These models support all Qbus devices; follow all Qbus rules and specifications; support all four Qbus interrupts; support Qbus PIO and DMA data transfers; PIO and DMA transfers occur at maximum speeds; and throughput is limited only by the existing Qbus devices.

Applications are transferred in their existing binary form onto the self-contained hard drive of the 1200 models. Neither recompilation nor recertification is required.

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NuVAX 1200 and NuPDP 1200 will replace aging devices with a new CPU, memory and disks, thus increasing performance while saving power and space.

The NuVAX 1200 and NuPDP 1200 will replace the DELQA Ethernet port; TK50/TK70 virtual tape drives; DLV11 serial console port; DLV11 serial terminal/printer port; VAX RQDX2, RQDX3 and KDA50 virtual drives; and PDP RLV11, RLV12, QDA50, RQDX3, RQZX1, RXV11, RX21 drives.

For more information contact The Logical Co. online at http://logical-co.com.

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