From: Ben Franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Thu Aug 15 12:20:00 2002

Peter C. Wallace wrote:

> Our firmware is in assembler, the problem is what version of the
> assembler, since the CPU may change daily... I do pretty well know the opcodes
> in hex, ( I deliberately made add = AXXXXh, NOP = 0000h) but whenever I change
> some bit field definition I forget what the machine code looks like anymore...

Hex what is that. OCTAL is the way to go!
Ban all 8/16/32/64 bit computers ... Bring back 18/36 and 12/24 cpu's!
A 18 bit PDP-11 would have been so nice!

> My CPU sort of looks like a pipelined 16 bit PIC so architecture wise
> it dates from an on-topic time...
I designing a 12/24 bit cpu that is in the 1980-1985 time frame.

We have a lot of 16 bit cpu's so what is the advantage of your design
over others. 64K byte memory is the minumum useful memory for a computer.
12K operating system, 48K data & program space. While that is two chips
nowdays for 32KB ram / 32 rom memory even for a controler that is limited memory.
Received on Thu Aug 15 2002 - 12:20:00 BST

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