Artifact Details

Title

"Dolphin (Dauphin) System "Club" Development System Motherboard"

Catalog Number

X2304.2002A

Type

Physical object

Date

1977-1980

Manufacturer

LCD-EPFL Stoppani, Ltd. Travers

Place Manufactured

Switzerland

Identifying Numbers

Model number "Club" Dolphin"

Dimensions

2 x 8 1/2 x 7 in.

Description

The first Dauphin was a Signetics 2650 system, sold to the members of local electronic clubs. The base included a set of lamps displaying the state of the bus, and it was possible to step through the program. The simplified Mubus 8-bit bus allowed implementation of more than twelve different processors on the Dauphin. Forty Dauphins with a 68008 processor are still used for two hands-on sessions by EPFL computer science students, to make them understand bus activity and addressing on a microcomputer. Both Dauphin work, and for the 2650, programs can be typed in and executed from the documentation.

Category

Digital Computer: development system

Credit

Gift of Jean-Daniel Nicoud

Lot Number

X2304.2002A