This collection contains some of the earliest, and perhaps more esoteric, microprocessors. These designs are among the very first microprocessors, but when compared with the Intel 4004, MOS 6502, or Zilog Z80, they are relatively obscure. Many of these were the first microprocessors for their respective companies and, in fact, played important roles in the development of the microprocessor industry. The design variation of these devices is amazing.All developed in the 1970's, some were 4-bit, others 8-bit, one even 12-bit. They used TTL, PMOS, NMOS, and CMOS technologies. Whether the job was to run mini-computer software or control a pinball machine, early microprocessor designers were free to decide what their microprocessor would look like and act like.
They could focus on its function. The internal architecture of these microprocessors is quite varied.The 6100 was designed as a DEC mini-computer on a chip. The 8-bit F8 and 2650 were good at realtime control and powered early video consoles. The PPS-4 is best known for powering Gottlieb pinball machines.
The Intel 8008 was the first 8-bit microprocessor. The IMP-00 and 6700 were both bit-slice designs. The PPS-4, 6700, and IMP-00 were 4-bit devices, while the 6100 was a 12-bit device. Some of these favored more registers, others fewer.Some had stack implementations, others didnt. With no preset notion of what a microprocessor should be, designers let the function guide the design.
Here are the microprocessors included in this piece. The background image of the artwork is of the Rockwell PPS-4 microprocessor.The microprocessors in this display are the Rockwell PPS-4 (11660EC), Fairchild F8 (F3850PC), Intel 8008 (D8008), Intersil 6100 (IM6100AIPL), Monolithic Memories 6700 (6701D), National Semiconductor IMP-00A (IMP-00A/520J), and the Signetics (2650AI). These artworks are the creation of ChipScapes. Are photographs taken of computer chips, boards, and other computer artifacts. They are sort of chip landscapes, or ChipScapes. Most often a macro-lens or microscope is used with special lightning to achieve these unique artworks. Intel, IBM, Fairchild, DEC, Signetics, Intersil, AMD, Zilog, Motorola, MOS, NEC, Texas Instruments, are some of the great chip making companies. Chips like the Intel 4004, MOS 6502, Zilog Z80, AMD 2901, IBM PowerPC and others have changed the way people work and play. Are dedicated to preserving and sharing these computing and communication technologies that changed the world. Works of Art are fine collectible artworks. Would make a great gift for the nerd, geek, engineer, programmer, IT executive, or just that technology savvy person in your life. Limited edition size of 50 (production may be further limited by lack of availability of artifacts).
The artwork is framed in an 11"x14"x1.5 black shadow box frame, with glass. All framing materials are acid free.A narrative about the artwork that includes the artists signature is placed on the back of the artwork. Chips and other artifacts are mounted with threads and/or acid free materials. Are a new and exciting art form with bright colors, bold patterns, and interesting textures.
Have been recognized as unique in their relevance to our cyber culture and our pop culture. My art provides an edge for the decorator in our high-tech society.I can provide swaths of artworks for color matching purposes. If different colors and sizes are needed for your requirements, let me know. See my FAQ for more information on how I work with decorators. For more information about ChipScapes.
The item "Early Microprocessors Part 2 PPS-4, F8, Intel 8008, 6100, 6701, IMP-00A, 2650" is in sale since Thursday, February 18, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Mixed Media Art & Collage Art". The seller is "chipscapes" and is located in Winter Park, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.