The Web Site to Remember National Semiconductor's Series 32000 Family


Canon is a big electronic manufacturer based in Japan. A Canon laser printer was the first product that used the first embedded processor of Series 32000, the NS32CG16.


According to the Canon web site, the laser printer LBP-A404E was released on September 10, 1992. The CPU of this printer was the NS32CG16. Figure 1 shows the mainboard of the printer. I got the photo from Mr. Asano from Japan. He has made a website about the mainboard with more detailed photos and infos (if you can read japanese...):

Fig. 1. The mainboard of the laser printer LBP-A404E. The grid in the background is 1 cm.

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