dave04a at dunfield.com
Tue Dec 13 16:49:21 CST 2005
> >I think a Floppy chip with a real built in data separator is the way to go.
> Find a37c65 or 9266. no big deal using raw ttl as then you can do ANY
> data rate.
Also a good idea.
> >Also a good dma is needed, as having the cpu do floppy I/O leaves
> >no margin for serial I/O.
> Not required. Small system, nice addition but pumps up complexity
> more than a bit.
Agreed, although there is nothing in the design of CUBIX to prevent a DMA
> >The other thing is a NICE terminal to go with the system. I don't want
> >to boot windows or dos to run a terminal. For development work a PC is
> >a good idea until you get a OS running. I have a used Altos IV here,
> > from what the keyboard says but I don't know of how many years of
> >life the terminal may have left.
> Fix it, build one or find a VT220,320,320 whatever.
Or do like I did in the original portable unit - put on a 6845 and do your
own video display.
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