theother_bob at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 21 16:50:11 EDT 2004
> I have a Coco rompack without a label that does not self-execute. Upon
> opening the black shell, I see a circuit board that says "ANTECO" on the side
> nearest to the spring door, and has a fairly large black block on the other
> side of the board. This block is fixed to the circuit board by pins. In the
> middle of the block is a rectangular depression with an exposed chip. This
> chip reads:
> My guess is a clock, but I don't see any kind of battery. Anyone know for
> sure what this beastie does, or who manufactured it?
The DS1216 is a Dallas Semiconductor SmartWatch chip. It features an embedded
lithium battery. I think Anteco was a CoCo aftermarket company. You can
probably use OS-9 drivers for it and I believe Robert Gault has a program that
lets RSDOS access the time.
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