Re: [cosmacelf] Re: cheapest way to provide a 80x24 display
- Apologies if this one was already discussed-- but I don't remember
I just ordered one to play with. No other affiliation expressed or implied :-)
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Chris Elmquist <chrise@...> wrote:
>I was wondering about mentioning this kit again (it was mentioned on this group a while back). I bought a couple and like the hardware very much. I wanted a more ANSI-centric feature set, and since it's open source I was able to cook up alternate firmware:
> I just ordered one to play with. No other affiliation expressed or implied :-)
It's pretty neat to work with a chip with 8 parallel CPU's. Instead of using UART's and VGA display chips, they instead can dedicate CPU's to the time-critical tasks of wiggling output lines and decoding input lines.
- I have an old video board that uses an old set of terminal chips for the
display. It has two 40-pin DIP chips that I haven't seen before. They
are SCN2673 and SCN2674 terminal display chips. Does anyone here have a
datasheet for them or have a spare SCN2673 they would be willing to spare?