Somewhat OT: FPGA Develpment Kits
vrs at msn.com
Tue Nov 21 17:46:12 CST 2006
From: "9000 VAX" <vax9000 at gmail.com>
> On 11/21/06, Chris M <chrism3667 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> What's with the "dangerous"?? If you have an old
>> unit, and would like to see it operational for years
>> to come, what's the problem with using such
>> replacements (if available)?
>> And frankly what's wrong with an emulation? If it
>> works, fulfills a need, what's the problem?
> The danger is that the real hardware is then trashed.
The idea, I thought, was to re-implement some of the old
CPU chips with FPGAs, then wire the FPGA into the vintage
(or replica) gear to get/keep it working.
I do believe that just implementing an FPGA CPU and hooking
it straight to your LCD and keyboard is essentially equivalent
to running a software emulator (only much slower).
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