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NeXT Computer, Inc. => Rare NeXT Hardware => Topic started by: Nitro on December 26, 2005, 07:55:11 pm

Title: NeXTbus Development Kit
Post by: Nitro on December 26, 2005, 07:55:11 pm
Just thought I'd post some pics of a new-old stock NeXTbus Development Kit that I recently purchased.  I'll scan the documentation when time permits.


(http://www.nextcomputers.org/webpics/nitro/NeXTbus_Development_Kit_01.jpg)
(http://www.nextcomputers.org/webpics/nitro/NeXTbus_Development_Kit_02.jpg)
(http://www.nextcomputers.org/webpics/nitro/NeXTbus_Development_Kit_03.jpg)
Title: NeXTbus Development Kit
Post by: Andreas on December 27, 2005, 01:47:01 pm
Wow, nice collecting thingy. I would love to have it, even if i never do some programming on NeXTbus....
Title: Great collectable!
Post by: cpe_bms on January 01, 2006, 06:15:50 am
Do you have any plans to develop any hardware for use with the NeXTbus?  I'm a computer engineer who's been trying to get any technical information on the NeXT and it's interfaces.  Please post more information as time permits!
Title: NeXTbus Development Kit
Post by: Nitro on January 03, 2006, 03:55:22 pm
It would be fun to develop an inexpensive method of adding color to a NeXTcube, maybe through a PCI video card or?  I have zero knowledge and experience designing electronics, so I really can't do much with the kit.  I just wanted to look through the documentation.  One obstacle I see with designing new hardware for the NeXTbus is the need to communicate through the custom NBIC chip, which is no longer in production.  Maybe there's a way around that.
Title: NeXTbus Development Kit
Post by: brams on January 03, 2006, 04:09:17 pm
an NBIC chip is needed for the NeXTbus card as well as the logic board?, I thought it was only required for the logic board.

Hmm, that does pose a problem.
Title: That's my office carpet
Post by: paulus on January 13, 2006, 04:31:59 am
Hey, that's the carpet of my office  :D

You need NBIC only on the processor board.
Title: Re: That's my office carpet
Post by: Nitro on January 13, 2006, 04:46:53 am
Quote from: "paulus"Hey, that's the carpet of my office  :D


Yes, that is your carpet.  :)  Welcome to the forums.
Title: NeXTbus Development Kit
Post by: korneluk on June 28, 2007, 06:18:20 pm
Nitro has placed pictures of the expansion board prototype I bought from an ex-NeXT engineer in the archives.

http://www.nextcomputers.org/NeXTfiles/Images/Rare_NeXT_Hardware/NeXTcube/Expansion_Board_Prototype/

This PC board is different from the other NeXTbus Development Kit in that it  has a silkscreen and U1 and U2 chips instead of the NBIC chip and socket.

Enjoy,

-- josé k.
Title: BusProbe application on floppy disk
Post by: David_Fischbach on August 18, 2013, 12:38:00 pm
Hy Nitro,

Thank you for the documentation about the NeXTBus you have posted.

In the NeXTBus Development Kit.pdf  page 1-1 there is a floppy containing the BusProbe application.
Could you put the floppy on NeXTComputers.org ?

In your photo of the NeXTBus kit I can see two boards : the most an a smaller with chips on it, could you say more about this ? what is it ?

If you sell your kit contact me.
Regards.
David