FPGA VAX update, now DIY TTL computers
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Thu Nov 3 00:41:42 CST 2005
On 11/3/2005 at 7:00 AM Jos Dreesen wrote:
>Much too big to actually build in TTL.
Consider the very old Packard Bell PB250--22 bit words, fewer than 400
transistors and 2500 diodes, 63 instructions. Power consumption about 40
watts, exclusive of I/O:
The trick, of course, is to use bit-serial methods. It seems to me that
one could greatly simplify construction of a homebrew machine that way.
We're not doing this for speed, right?
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