Howard Weiss (hsw@TYCHO.ARPA)
9 Dec 1987 0915-EST
There was a TCP/IP 40-pin chip implementation built back in 1983 by
a company called Quanta Microtique. I actually still have the
data sheets on the chip (called the QM10 - Advanced Communications
Controller). Steve Holmgren developed the chip and ran the company -
he now runs CMC in Santa Barbara, Ca.
The "General Description" of the chip (from the QM-10 literature) says:
"The QM10 is an LSI circuit designed to support virtual connection and
packet functions previoulsy found in larger digital communications
processors. A 40-pin, dual inline form factor makes integration into
existing hardware straightforward."
The "Device Characteristics" were listed as:
* DoD Standard TCP connection protocol firmware.
* DoD Standard IP packet protocol firmware.
* Single Connection per device.
* IP address filtering for ganged device configurations.
* Flexible shared memory user interface.
* Configurable network interfaces.
- Onboard UART configuration.
- Outborrad USART configuration.
- Outboard shared memory network interface.
* Single +5 volt power supply
* 12mW stand-by power for connection state retention.
* Standard 40-pin package.
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