Acorn PET Test Board

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The Acorn Progressive Establishment Testing System (PET) was the middle stage in the test equipment supplied by Acorn (between FIT and ICE) for the BBC Micro.

The PET was intended to be used by subcontract manufacturers and the Acorn dealers who serviced the machine. By connecting the PET to the main board of a Model A or B BBC Micro, via a combination of test clips and cable links, it is then possible to run a sequence of tests, which as the name suggests, start from the central core of the computer and progressively establish the operation or malfunction of the major board components. It was capable of running an extensive range of tests on the BBC Micro which allowed a good test engineer to locate the most awkward of faults in a relatively short time.

Date : 1983

Manufacturer : Acorn

Physical Description : PET test board Operating Instructions

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH55694. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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