AY-3-8500-1 Pong Game on a Chip

Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by [email protected], Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Guest


    Recently came across a AY-3-8500-1 Pong Game Chip and I was hoping
    someone in the group would have the data sheets or even better a
    schematic using the chip.

    The chip is made by General Instruments and date code looks like 1976?
    28 pin DIP package. Would really like to see it work again!
    , Jun 8, 2004
  2. "How To Repair Video Games" by Robert Goodman, TAB Books, 1978, page
    176 shows this chip in action...

    John :-#)#

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    John Robertson, Jun 9, 2004
  3. And here you can find first page of datasheet with standard schematic.


    Dieter Wiedmann, Jun 9, 2004
  4. Mark Zenier Guest

    I've got a book from GI, _GIMINI TV Games Circuits_ from 1978, with
    the datasheet and some app notes in it. Scanning it in now, but
    it's 100 pages or so. Stay tuned.

    Mark Zenier Washington State resident
    Mark Zenier, Jun 10, 2004
  5. Mark Zenier Guest

    ftp://ftp.eskimo.com/u/m/mzenier/GI-Games-1978.pdf or something close
    to that. 3.9 megabytes. There are four blank pages not scanned, so
    the pdf page number gets off towards the end.

    Mark Zenier Washington State resident
    Mark Zenier, Jun 10, 2004
  6. Mark Zenier Guest

    I guess I'd better post the content for people who google for it.

    It's got datasheets for
    AY-3-8610 and AY-3-8610-1 Superstar
    AY-3-8615 superstar color converter
    AY-3-8710 and AY-3-8710-1 Battle
    AY-3-8760 Cycle
    AY-3-8500 and AY-3-8500-1 Ball and Paddle
    AY-3-8550 and AY-3-8550-1 Ball and Paddle (Two Axis)
    AY-3-8515 ball and paddle color converter
    And general information on the 8600 cartridge game system and
    the GIMINI 8900 and GIMINI 8950 computer based systems

    Mark Zenier Washington State resident
    Mark Zenier, Jun 10, 2004
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