Weitek coprocessor

Weitek coprocessor

A high-performance math coprocessor from Weitek Corporation. Starting in 1981, Weitek made coprocessors for CAD and graphics workstations. In 1996, Weitek declared Chapter 11. Later that year, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems agreed to purchase Weitek's assets and hire its employees to start a new multimedia chip design center in San Jose. In 1999, Rockwell International spun off its entire semiconductor division as Conexant Systems, Inc., Newport Beach, CA (www.conexant.com).
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A Weitek coprocessor socket allows users to maximize performance of applications written to utilize the optional Weitek coprocessor.
Based on Versacad's experience, a 386 PC outfitted with the Weitek coprocessor generates cross-sectional properties up to 50 percent faster and performs color shading and hidden-line removal up to 200 percent faster and editing operations up to 25 percent faster than a similar PC with Intel's 80387.
Sockets for 33MHz Intel 80387 and Weitek coprocessors