PDP-8: (and others) anyone tried NVRAM simulation of hard drives?

From: ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Fri Jan 31 22:49:00 2003

Ethan Dicks wrote:
> If I were more comfortable with FPGA/CPLD design, I would probably go
> that route. My expertise is more in microprocessors; I was contemplating
> throwing an MC68000 on the other end of the bus since I have extensive
> stocks (dozens of tubes), a large assortment of hardware debugging tools
> (code trace analyzers, a Flike 9010A, etc.) and lots of expertise

So what is wrong with a 8 bit cpu since a 68000 is overkill.
BGmicro has surplus 512k x 8 flash $1.00 each if need cheap
memory but they have real HD's for $21.50 each. Now my question
is" are you designing a new interface or emulating a old one".
Personaly I have hard time dealing with a CPU on a i/o card
that is more powerfull than the PDP.
Received on Fri Jan 31 2003 - 22:49:00 GMT

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