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

Prices of the chips

NS32000 chips were not cheap. This pricelist of around 1985 is an example. The exchange rate between DM and Euro is 2:1. Today a powerful 32-bit microcontroller with tons of peripherals costs some Euros. I remember that especially the price for the higher speed ICU was not understandable. This device is definitly simpler compared to the CPU but it costs the same!

The hand written text is on the orginal document. It was my calculation for a 6 MHz chip set. At the end I bought a set offered from EBV elektronik for 495,- DM plus tax.

Fig. 1. The price list for NS32000 chips in Germany.

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