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News nybble: New RTC and CMOS RAM module variant for RiscPC from CJE Micro’s

CJE Micro’s is a good source of RTC solutions for computers new and old, and the company has now added a new variant to their range for older computers – specifically, RiscPCs.

This one, costing £28.00, plugs into the RiscPC’s POST pins for power and earth – useful if damage to the RTC circuitry (due to battery leakage) precludes fitting new surface mount components. The I2C lines connect via flying leads, which need a little soldering on the underside of the motherboard – but it saves uising up a podule slot, and doesn’t require a backplane.