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Acorn Cambridge Co-processsor (front)
Acorn Cambridge Co-processor right hand side
Acorn Cambridge Co-processor (back)
Acorn Cambridge Co-processor (bottom)
Acorn Cambridge Co-processor with top cover off
Acorn Cambridge Co-processor circuit board (top)
Acorn Cambridge Co-processor circuit board (bottom)
This is the Cambridge Co-processor, a development of the 32016 2nd processor. It has a NatSemi NS32016D-6 CPU clocked at 6 MHz and 1MB (32 x 32K RAM) with the Ferranti ULA Tube controller. The ROMs boot to the PANDORA OS kernel which then loads PANOS from disc.
There are only very minor differences between the 32016 2nd processor and the Cambridge Co-Processor, I suspect it was more a case of Acorn Marketing aligning the Co-processor with the Cambridge Worstation, rather than any technical difference.
In addition to the 32016 2ndCambridge Co-processor, Acorn used the NS32016 CPU in:
The pictures show:
Here is a HiRes picture of the Cambridge Co-processor circuit board .
In Oct 1985 Practical Computing published a review titled "Cambridge 32016 Co-Processor ".
A copy of the Cambridge Co-processor User Guide is available in Documents.
Here is the Cambridge Co-processor Keyboard Card.
Other Acorn Scientific Panos manuals are also available.
The Panos installation discs are available from J.G.Harston's mdfs.net .
Further details of the Panos operating system are available HERE.