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August 21, 1988

MOTOROLA CHIP TO BREAK THE WHETSTONE BARRIER

By CBR Staff Writer

Motorola Inc claims that the 33MHz version of its 68882 maths co processor is the first single chip to break the two Whetstone barrier, and now provides a two to four-fold performance increase over its predecessor, the 68881: Apollo Computer Inc was the first to announce its use of the chip in its Series 4500 workstations; the things sell for $708 in single quantities and availability is 60 days from order.

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