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Vintage electronics for trusted radiation measurements and verified dismantlement of nuclear weapons

Keith Watson
 

And you thought there was no practical use for a 6502 processor today.

Vintage electronics for trusted radiation measurements and verified dismantlement of nuclear weapons
https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1616454-vintage-electronics-trusted-radiation-measurements-verified-dismantlement-nuclear-weapons

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb5gc569

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Andy Craig
 

I wonder if he's talking about the Western Design Center licensed CMOS version of the 6502 because the MOS 6502 has even less transistors than the 4,200 he mentions at 3,510. 


On Fri, May 8, 2020, 1:31 PM Keith Watson <ahcs@...> wrote:
And you thought there was no practical use for a 6502 processor today.

Vintage electronics for trusted radiation measurements and verified
dismantlement of nuclear weapons
https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1616454-vintage-electronics-trusted-radiation-measurements-verified-dismantlement-nuclear-weapons

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb5gc569

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Ben Bradley
 

If you need bigger transistors to be more radiation-resistant, there's
the Monster 6502. I seem to recall there might possibly be a kit
offering, but it would surely be expensive. If you're doing work like
this it and need the extra radiation resistance, it would be worth the
cost.

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 2:44 PM Andy Craig <andycraig@...> wrote:

I wonder if he's talking about the Western Design Center licensed CMOS version of the 6502 because the MOS 6502 has even less transistors than the 4,200 he mentions at 3,510.

On Fri, May 8, 2020, 1:31 PM Keith Watson <ahcs@...> wrote:

And you thought there was no practical use for a 6502 processor today.

Vintage electronics for trusted radiation measurements and verified
dismantlement of nuclear weapons
https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1616454-vintage-electronics-trusted-radiation-measurements-verified-dismantlement-nuclear-weapons

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb5gc569

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Ben Combee
 

A variant of the 6502 is used in modern toys like the Tamagotchi.  There's a fun presentation about extracting the code from one at https://fahrplan.events.ccc.de/congress/2013/Fahrplan/system/attachments/2195/original/30c3_(1).pdf


On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 12:31 PM Keith Watson <ahcs@...> wrote:
And you thought there was no practical use for a 6502 processor today.

Vintage electronics for trusted radiation measurements and verified
dismantlement of nuclear weapons
https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1616454-vintage-electronics-trusted-radiation-measurements-verified-dismantlement-nuclear-weapons

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb5gc569

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