Re: [stella] RAM Cart?

Subject: Re: [stella] RAM Cart?
From: danboris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Dan Boris)
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 14:14:32 -0500
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> At 08:01 AM 1/18/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >Another interesting technology that would be useful for RAM carts is an
> SRAM with internal battery backup. Dallas Semi-conductor (and I am sure
> other companies) make these SRAMS. The have the same pinouts as normal SRAM
> IC's and are used in exactly the same way. They have the backup battery and
> associated circuitry build right into the chip so you don't even have to
> think about it. They are also not that expensive.
> What happens when the battery runs out?  Can you replace it?

No, you have to replace the chip. But they are pretty in-expensive, I have seen them for less the  $10.00. Plus in 10+ years the novelty of writing 2600 games will probably have worn off ;)

Dan Boris

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