new retro computing

From: Ben Franchuk <>
Date: Sat Jul 20 22:05:01 2002

Tony Duell wrote:

> There have been paper tape punches/readers, digital tape drives and even
> disk drives with RS232 interfaces. But most of them didn't have any form
> of block addressing -- they just saved data to replay it later. Would
> that be any use?

This is for bootstrap/diagnostic style programing similar to a pdp-8 with 4kw of
memory and a TTY. The current CPU design on reset will load a RIM style program
from a bootstrap device that is currently the serial port. In time I get a PCB
board made and burn a erial prom for the FPGA and add a real floppy disk or IDE
interface i/o board.

Ben Franchuk - Dawn * 12/24 bit cpu *
Received on Sat Jul 20 2002 - 22:05:01 BST

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