DIGITAL DIGITAL Computing Timeline
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March:
The F-11 microprocessor is announced.

The F-11 was DIGITAL's second 16-bit -- and first internally designed -- microprocessor. The F-11 shipped in the LSI-11/23 board.

March:
The PDP-11/23 is introduced.

The PDP-11/23 was positioned between the low-end PDP-11/03 and the PDP-11/34 in order to round out DIGITAL'S 16-bit product line and bridge the gap between existing microcomputers and mid-range systems.

November:
The RL02 disk drive is announced.

The RL02 disk drive featured twice the capacity of the RL01 drive and low ambient noise levels for office use.

November:
The PDP-11/44 ships.

The PDP-11/44 incorporated the complete PDP-11/70 instruction set and memory expansion into 1MB in a lower-cost package. The PDP-11/44 was the last PDP-11 implemented in discrete logic.

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