IBM 360/30 in verilog
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 07:07:55 CDT 2016
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> Op 12 jul. 2016 10:14 a.m. schreef "Dave Wade" <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com>:
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> > > Curious Marc
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> > > Darn. My hopes are shattered. Lots of Verilog in my future, that is
> > > if
> > can
> > > find 360/50 ALDs...
> > > Marc
> > >
> > It actually might be easier to produce a generic S/360 clone in FPGA
> > using the POP rather than individual ALU's.
> > Having built a very simple CPU (in VHDL not Verilog) and planning to
> > start on a more complex (Ferranti Pegasus) Of course it wouldn't be
> > cycle accurate, but perhaps that wouldn't be important.
> Sure, a generic one would be simpler, but the point of doing an accurate one
> of a specific model (65 in my case) is to accurately drive the panel that shows
> the internal registers and opening of gates.
I think you are correct. I had assumed that the panel only displayed the normal 360 registers, in which case
the VHDL could easily route these to a panel, but on reading the 360/65 Functional Characteristics
I can see several registers are displayed that are not mentioned or defined elsewhere so you would need a
Set of ALDs for the 65 (or possibly a 67 as that’s basically the same machine) to get a full panel display. It would
Also be nice to see what is on the roller selector switchs as that page in the manual has not scanned very well..
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