[Coladam] ROM question for ADAM

Mike Jacobs lst2001 at bresnan.net
Thu Aug 28 17:36:19 CEST 2008

Hi Everyone,

 I am enjoying this discussion to no end. Even though I still don't have an 
answer to my orginal question!

Ok, the only thing I know for certain is they are not capacitors!!!

I wished I hadn't made the off-the-cuff remark that maybe they were for RF 
shielding ( I had a brain freeze). I seriously doubt that is what they are 
for, since they would have to be conductive with one pin attached to ground.

I wish I had not trashed the one I removed, since I could be in a position 
to cut one open and have an answer. If someone has one please cut the top 
and see if it contain a gel. If it does then we have the answer - heat sink. 
So until then, all this is just guess work, but it has been fun.

So back to my orginal question. which chips are WP (16K, 8K - U20,U21) and 
which is EOS(U22)?

Best regards


P.S. Thank God I found a group of ADAMites, that share an interest in a 
common subject. In the mean time I guess I'll have to get my old EPROM 
reader/burned out, hooked up to find my answer.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff Oltmans" <oltmansg at bellsouth.net>
To: <drushel at apk.net>
Cc: <coladam at adamcon.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Coladam] ROM question for ADAM

> Maybe it is a capacitor... Q is also the symbol for electric charge on
> a cap.... Q=CV after all...
> On Aug 27, 2008, at 2:40 PM, Rich Drushel wrote:
>> On Wed, August 27, 2008 1:26 pm, Mike Jacobs wrote:
>>> One other possiblity they may have been
>>> needed to reduce RF to meet FCC regs.
>>    Bingo!  That has to be it...why else would it be called a "Q-Pak"?
>> "Q" is a radio term for signal quality.  The ADAM stuff spews RF all
>> over, even with the metal shields on.
>>    *Rich*
>> -- 
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