Intercept Jr. Schematics
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Thu Apr 16 19:16:10 CDT 2009
>Subject: Re: Intercept Jr. Schematics
> From: "bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca" <bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca>
> Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:56:37 -0600
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>Vincent Slyngstad wrote:
>> From: Ethan Dicks:
>> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:20 PM
>>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 6:01 PM, bfranchuk wrote:
>>> > PS Did some other early computer have the ability
>>> > to run the 6100 cpu as well as 8 bit cpu's?
>>> Are you thinking of the CP/M board in a DECmate II?
>> It might be what be what Ben was thinking of, but the DMII is actually
>> based on the 6120 CPU, not the 6100.
>No. I think I read about it in kilabuad, rather than a early BYTE.
>I think they supported a 8080, 6502 and 6100 as add on cards.
>Remember this was the time hardware tended to vanish overnight
>as well as your $$$.
The DECmateII was 6120 cpu (PDP-8A similar) and there was an Z80 based APU
that ran CP/M and there was also for the DMIII both Z80 APU and also
an 8088 based APU that ran CP/M-86 and DOS.
Since I have a few DMIIIs I know for sure about the Z80 APU and I've used the
DMII Z80 APU to run CP/M.
General the DMIII is a smaller form factor DMII with a few minor adds
The 6120 is a 6100 with Integrated 6102 MEDIC (timer, DMA, EMA) and
some minor micro cycle tweaks and process improvements to make it a
bit faster. If you have a 6100 and 6102 it's 99.4% the same as 6120.
I have systems based on both. Generally wahn I want to play on raw iron
the PDP-8 (or 61xx) archecture satisfies me for shear simplicity.
The Digital Group system could have a 8080, Z80, 6502 and 6800 CPU but
didn't do the 12bit 6120. The 12bit width of 6100/6120 was odd to many
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