new retro computing

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Sun Jul 21 01:47:01 2002

Ben Franchuk wrote:
> 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.

Just store your RIM loader in the serial PROM after the FPGA configuration.
After the FPGA is configured, it can read the serial PROM into memory.
Received on Sun Jul 21 2002 - 01:47:01 BST

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