Hardware Emulation (was Re: Spectrums, Ultrix, feeling old :)

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>
Date: Tue Jan 30 13:10:34 2001

One of the 'toys' I recently purchased is an eval board with the Xilinx
Spartan II 200K gate FPGA on it. My plans for this are classic computer
emulation. (there is already a PDP-8 VHDL description floating around and
I'm looking at doing one for the PDP-5, PDP-11, and PDP-12). But this board
includes bits that let you drive a VGA display with it if you choose and it
has PS/2 ports etc that you can also use. So I figured wouldn't it be cool
to actually try doing "new" Atari 2600 hardware or something like that? It
should be pretty easy to design a PONG equivalent game, the original was
all TTL gates anyway. All I need it another hobby I don't have time for but
it helps motivate me to learn the tools if I've got a project to work on.

Received on Tue Jan 30 2001 - 13:10:34 GMT

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