front panel display for a modern PC
josefcub at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 20:29:10 CST 2008
On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 7:13 PM, Andrew Lynch <lynchaj at yahoo.com> wrote:
> While working on this rather simple project, it kept occurring to me that
> the PIC is practicaly begging to be made into a general purpose low chip
> count computer. Add some address and data bus latches, static memory, an
> EPROM, maybe a peripheral or two. The parallel and serial ports are
> practically built in already. Yes, the PIC doesn't have your traditional
> data and address bus but with a small 40 pin PIC protoboard like this, it
> doesn't seem like it'd be all that hard to interface one to a small SRAM
> like a 6264.
PIC interfacing to things like SRAM isn't all that hard, really. I've
been working on a simple little emulated architecture machine using
SRAM and a PIC at its core (I do this because I can, not because it
makes sense. The argument goes both ways in using PICs in projects
like this. ;). There are plenty of resources out there showing you
how it can be done.
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