9 October 2022 Posted by Fred Beckhusen History

Laser TV Display

This complex VME backplane system consists of an IBM compatible computer,  horizontal and vertical scan controllers, a dye pump laser controller, and a safety interface system.  Avideo rack was designed to hold the Red, Green and Blue color laser circuits for future porting to the VME bus backplane.

The computer subsystem is designed to be installed and removed in a modular package.  The ROM disk,  floppy disk, CPU, and VGA video controller are part of the modular CPU pack.    Mixed analog and digital signals are routed to P2 connections, making the entire system pluggable with no cables on the front.