Digital Micro PDP-11/53

The PDP-11 was Digital's successor to the hugely successful PDP-8. The PDP-11 was a 16 bit machine and was launched in 1970.
Amazingly the PDP-11 series was still in product right up until 1990, the lst version being the MicroPDP-11/94.

This example has twin floppy disk drives and an RD54 hard disk. It is in excellent condition (possibly unused) but unfortunately will not boot beyond the firmware level, probably because of a hard drive fault.

Manufacturer: DEC
Date: 1970

Digital Micro PDP-11/53 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Mentec - RSTS/E RMS-11: An introduction Mentec Unknown
LSI - 11 Maintenance Card Digital Unknown
Digital Processor Handbook PDP-11/45 Digital 1973
The Mini Book - CMC 5 Engineers Handbook Digital Equiptment Limited Apr 1973
DEC - BASIC-11 Language Reference Manual Digital Equipment Corporation Feb 1975
Systime RSTS/E Pocket Guide Systime 1976
Digital RT-11 Pocket Guide Digital 1977
PDP-11 DEC Datasystem 1981
Mentec - BASIC-PLUS Language Manual Mentec Dec 1981
Digital DEC Professional 300 Series Manual volume 5 Digital Dec 1982
Digital DEC Professional 300 Series Manual volume 1 Digital Jan 1983
Mentec - RSTS/E RMS~11 User's Guide Mentec Mar 1983
Mentec - RSTS/E RMS-11 Utilities Mentec Mar 1983
Mentec - PDP-11 Macro-11 Language Reference Manual Mentec / Digital Equipment Corporation May 1988
Mentec - RSTS/E Maintenance Notebook Mentec Aug 1990
Mentec - RSTS/E Documentation Directory Mentec Sep 1992
Mentec - RSTS/E Quick Reference Guide Mentec Sep 1992
Mentec - RSTS-E System Directives Manual (Includes Update Notice No. 1) Mentec Sep 1992
Mentec - RSTS/E System Installation and Update Guide Mentec Sep 1992
Mentec - RSTS/E Version 10.1 Internals and Data Structures Manual Mentec Sep 1992

Magazines RELATED to Digital Micro PDP-11/53 in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Datamation January 1973 Datamation Jan 1973
Computing 03/01/74 3 Jan 1974
Personal Computer World - July 1978 -Volume 1, Number 3 Jul 1978
Personal Computer World - September 1978 Sep 1978
Computer Systems June 1983 Jun 1983
DEC User October 1987 Oct 1987

Other Systems Related To Digital Micro PDP-11/53:

Item Manufacturer Date
Digital PDP-11/03-L DEC 1970
Digital Micro PDP-11/23 DEC 1970
Digital PDP-8/E DEC 1971
Vydec Exxon 1800 Series Word Processor Vydec 1982
DECpc 425SE Laptop DEC 1994

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH39684. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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