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Custom Designs

From Wire-wrap
Modern Design
to
From Unibus
PCI
to
AQP-2303
Reverse Engineer
Old to New

 

The Logical Company has been designing DEC-compatible interfaces for more than 25 years.   We have designed and produced cost effective and timely solutions for the Unibus, Qbus,Turbochannel, VME, PCI and PCIe buses including general purpose interfaces, synchronous and asynchronous controllers, bus adapters, AD/DA converters, line splitters, programmable timers, interrupt controllers, real time clocks and others.

Some of our design solutions:

  • Direct replacements for hard-to-find Qbus, Unibus  or VME controllers
  • A new PCI or PCIe replacement for a Qbus, Unibus or VME controller
  • New state of the art designs to replace wire-wrap controllers
  • Combine functions of multiple controllers onto one board
  • Integrate Qbus or Unibus interfaces into our NuVAX and NuPDP systems

 

Direct Replacement Controllers

Direct replacements for hard-to-find Qbus Unibus, Turbochannel and VME controllers
DRV11-WA m7651 DCQ-1100-A_DRV11-WA M7651 150x250 TX

Old DEC DRV11 interface

New DRV11 replacement

BIT3 425x176 BCV-2400

VME Bus Adapter

New Reverse Engineered VMS Adapter

When spares are no longer available for your Unibus, Qbus, or VME controllers

  • Our replacement designs maintain software and connector/signal compatibility while reducing power and, where applicable, increasing performance.
  • We can design a direct replacement for your obsolete controller from schematics, if they are available, or by reverse engineering your board.
  • Alternately, we can design a PCI or PCIe (PCI Express) version of an older controller to allow you to migrate to a modern system.

We use modern design and manufacturing methods to create modern versions of dated and obsolete DEC controllers.

PCI or PCIe Replacement Controllers

PCI or PCIe replacements for Qbus Unibus, Turbochannel and VME controllers
IMG_DRV11-J 300x300 IMG_DCE-1400 300x300

Old DEC DRV11-J interface

New DRV11-J for PCIe

IMG_KW11-K 300s AQP-2303-A

Old DEC KW11-K interface

New KW11-K for PCI

When you need a PCI or PCIe version of your Unibus, Qbus, or VME controller

  • We design PCI or PCIe (PCI Express) versions of older controllers to allow you to migrate to a modern system.
  • Our replacement designs maintain software and connector/signal compatibility while reducing power and, where applicable, increasing performance.
  • We design PCI or PCIe replacements for your obsolete controllers from schematics, if they are available, or by reverse engineering your board.

We use modern design and manufacturing methods to create modern versions of dated and obsolete DEC controllers.

Replacements for Wire Wrap Controllers

Replacements for wire wrap boards in your choice of format
DRPI wirewrap board AQP-2303-A

Unibus Wire Wrap Interface

PCI Replacement Interface

 

Migration to a New State-of-the-Art System

When you need a custom capability to enable migration we integrate your interface inot NuVAX or NuPDP systems
IMG_KWV11-C-300x300 AQP-2303-A

Old DEC KWV11-C

New NuVAX Bus Adapter with Clock

IMG_Schematic 150 DQP-1502- TXA

Customer Proprietary DRV11-P Schematic

New NuVAX Module with DRV11-P

We have been serving the DEC marketplace for over 25 years and are specialized in migration of Digital computer systems. We work with local value added resellers to quickly access your VAX or PDP-11 systems including I/O devices and provide a DEC migration solution that meets your needs.  The Logical Company works closely with local value added resellers to help our customers migrate from legacy MicroVAX or PDP-11 systems to our hardware, software and diagnostic compatible replacement systems.

 

Integrated Designs

When space and/or platform requires combining multiple functions
DRPI IMG_DRQ3B TX 300 DRQ3B/DRPI Interface

Old DRPI and DRQ3B

New Combined Design

We have integrated third party designs into our NuVAX and NuPDP product line to resolve space limitations and facilitate migration to state-of-the-art VAX and PDP-11 replacement systems.

For example, we re-designed one customer’s proprietary wire-wrap board and integrated it with a NuVAX option module to extend the capability of the option module to include the wire-wrap board function while maintaining software, hardware, and connector compatibility.  The result was a clean system without the need for an external Qbus expansion chassis.

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