MITS 2SIO serial chip?

From: Ben Franchuk <>
Date: Mon Dec 17 05:55:19 2001

ajp166 wrote:
> Use a bigger FPGA... Thats why hammers come from small 4oz all
> the way to to 10 pounds!

I refuse to use a socket that is more than $10. I like small hammers
- less problems when you hit your thumb. I am also conservative - why
something bigger if you don't need it. The other design goal was to have
CPU designed about the same size and speed of 8086/6809 era chips.
Since I have no way of having a chip of 80's technology made I have to
the design to what looks realistic for that era.
> Been there done that. Mine was 2901 based Z80 clone with hybrid uCode
> wide bus and extented instruction set... Still didnt run any thing useful
> on it, too big, too hot and far to weird. It was a good learning tool
> depite all that.

This is what this is -- a hobby/ learning tool --
If it was $$$ making I would have to move to Seattle. :)
> Allison

Ben Franchuk --- Pre-historic Cpu's --
Received on Mon Dec 17 2001 - 05:55:19 GMT

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