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
LSI - 11 Maintenance Card Digital
Mentec - RSTS/E RMS-11: An introduction Mentec
Digital Processor Handbook PDP-11/45 Digital 1973
The Mini Book - CMC 5 Engineers Handbook Digital Equiptment Limited April 1973
DEC - BASIC-11 Language Reference Manual Digital Equipment Corporation February 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 December 1981
Digital DEC Professional 300 Series Manual volume 5 Digital December 1982
Digital DEC Professional 300 Series Manual volume 1 Digital January 1983
Mentec - RSTS/E RMS-11 Utilities Mentec March 1983
Mentec - RSTS/E RMS~11 User's Guide Mentec March 1983
Mentec - PDP-11 Macro-11 Language Reference Manual Mentec / Digital Equipment Corporation May 1988
Mentec - RSTS/E Maintenance Notebook Mentec August 1990
Mentec - RSTS/E Quick Reference Guide Mentec September 1992
Mentec - RSTS/E Version 10.1 Internals and Data Structures Manual Mentec September 1992
Mentec - RSTS-E System Directives Manual (Includes Update Notice No. 1) Mentec September 1992
Mentec - RSTS/E Documentation Directory Mentec September 1992
Mentec - RSTS/E System Installation and Update Guide Mentec September 1992

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

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

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

Item Manufacturer Date
Digital Micro PDP-11/23 DEC 1970
Digital PDP-11/03-L 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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