VAX Simulator Configuration

The VAX was the most popular 32-bit minicomputer. Introduced by DEC in 1977, it remained in active production until 1999. The VAX family included many processor designs:

While the relationship between processor designs and system models is obvious for TTL and ECL processors, the VAX microprocessors were used in many different types and models of systems. For example, CVAX was the basis for the MicroVAX 3500, the VAX and VAXstation 3100, and the VAX 6200. A complete chart of the VAX processors and their instruction sets and system implementations can be found here.

Option Description Capacity
CPU and memory          MicroVAX 3900 (CVAX CPU) 16MB - 64MB
Console Full duplex asynchronous interface          
Paper tape PCV11 paper tape reader and punch
Real time clock VAX standard real-time and TOY clock
Line printer LPV11 line printer
Terminal multiplexor DZV11 multiplexor 4-16 lines
DHQ11 multiplexor 8-32 lines
Disk RLV12/RL01-RL02 cartridge disk 5-10MB
RQDX3/RX50, RX33 floppy disks .4-1.2MB
RQDX3/RD51,RD52,RD53,RD54, RD31 disks 10.8-155.6MB
RQDX3/RA72,RA82,RA90,RA92 disks 608-1470MB
Floppy disk RXV21/RX02 floppy disk 512KB
Magnetic tape TS11/TSV05 1600bpi 9 track magnetic tape
TQK50/TK50 TMSCP magnetic tape
Network DELQA/DEQNA Ethernet controller

Updated 30-Jun-2004 by Bob Supnik (bob AT supnik DOT org - anti-spam encoded)