Hardest to Find Classic Computers (SX64)

From: Ethan Dicks <erd_6502_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu Dec 20 13:52:28 2001

--- Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > I never had that problem personally, but I can see how it could be a
> > concern. I always liked the PET/C-64 partially because the custom
> > chips afforded a feature set at a price lower than other machines (like
> I am now trying to think of a single 'custom chip', other than ROMs, in
> any normal PET (not PET-II or anything like that). From what I remember
> of repairing 2001s and 8032s, it's all standard components in there.

Well... standard in one sense - things like the 6522 were available
from multiple vendors, but they certainly weren't the popcorn logic
of an Apple ][. Since the 6520s and 6522s and 6530s, etc., that were
common to those machines came from the MOS fabs, I was sort-of counting
them as "custom" chips. I suppose I could have overgeneralized.

> Has anybody ever read that chip out and recreated the logic equations? It
> shouldn't be hard to do....

I don't know about the equations, but ISTR there's a programmer-ready
file on funet (as I mentioned in another posting on this topic).

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Received on Thu Dec 20 2001 - 13:52:28 GMT

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