Re: [cosmacelf] Re: CDP 1802/4/5/6 ICEing on the cake
- Geez, there's an idea. There's no real reason why an emulator's memory needs to be only 8 bits. You could also just maintain a wholly separate parallel array for breakpoints. That would let you do conditional breakpoints or whatever your imagination ran to.
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On 2013-03-01, at 8:21 PM, "Lee Hart" <leeahart@...> wrote:
On 3/1/2013 5:38 PM, urrossum@... wrote:
>>> the otherwise unused 68h... Does anyone know what a *real* 1802 does
>>> when it encounters this instruction?
>> That's easy! :-) Notice that 69-6F are the INP instructions? They put
> <...clip of excellent explanation..>
> Thanks, Lee! That makes perfect sense, and also affirms that I can use this instruction with impunity, since it should be of no use to any existing software.
Well... *most* existing software won't use it. But I can't say that
someone somewhere didn't use that hardware trick. Or, you may run into
something that uses the 1804/5/6, which *did* use this as an active
If you're building an emulator, can't you use an "impossible" code like
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Lee A. Hart, http://www.sunrise-ev.com/LeesEVs.htm
- Dave Jones did a review of the TL866CS on his EEVBLOG.- Tom
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> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "thinkpast" hjohnson@ wrote:
> > http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/gal.html
> > Some of the simplest PROMS can just be poked at and manually programmed. I reference some of that work on another Web page linked to the above page.
> > Herb
> Thanks Herb,
> Your web site lead me back to do another search on Ebay. I searched a few years ago without success, but now there are several to choose from!
> -TL866CS -$49
> -TOP853 $46 (does not list GAL 22V10)
> -TOP3000 $160
> -G540 -$60
> -G840 -$80
> -RT809F -$88 (does not have large ZIF socket, less versatile?)
> Several of these models include RAM testing and other CMOS Chip Testing, very impressive (if the tests are rigorous?).
> For these prices, it's not worth messing about building a home brew programmer. Heck, I've paid more for an adapter on my Andromeda Labs programmer.
> Right now I'm considering the G840, just on a hunch, but if anyone here can offer any advise, it would be much appreciated.