MITS 2SIO serial chip?

From: Greg Ewing <>
Date: Wed Dec 19 18:18:03 2001

Ben Franchuk <>:

> I got the impression as soon as you needed 16 bit anything
> all 8 bit CPU's suck.

Well, yes. But there wasn't much choice in those days.

> The 6809 don't count of course :)

I did start building a 6809-based machine once. Got as far
as getting the CPU, memory (56K RAM + 8K EEPROM) and
6845-based monochrome bitmapped graphics display working.
But by then ready-made 68K-based machines were around, and
it didn't seem worth building a homebrew machine any

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Received on Wed Dec 19 2001 - 18:18:03 GMT

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