All three machines and others of the time, Johnson maintains, contain TV-out circuitry inspired by his pioneering work on the Microtan.
Cite? Everybody at the time just used an Astec modulator. The Microtan-65 photo even shows exactly that.
According to Paul Johnson, the ULA was originally created as a TTL (Transistor-Transistor Logic) integrated circuit.
Some confusion in this paragraph - the ULA emulator would have been a PCB with discrete TTL devices on it. The quote at the end of the paragraph doesn't make any sense.
I think Barry Muncaster was being a little disingenuous with this one:
“The 16K Oric [was] exactly the same design as the 48K Oric,” said Muncaster. “We would have had no problems if the specification of a particular chip had not altered just prior to manufacture. However, it did, which resulted in us having to change the 16K circuit board. This has meant a 12-week delay in production.”
The only thing that could have caused a 12-week delay would have a ULA re-spin. So, was it Tangerine's own spec alteration that caused the problem?