newbie building a scratch-built computer
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
Wed Aug 8 00:24:52 CDT 2007
On Sunday 05 August 2007 19:53, Brad Parker wrote:
> woodelf wrote:
> >Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> >> I remember seeing one magazine article for such a device, but I wasn't
> >> that
> >> thrilled with the design of it. It used some sort of counter chips to
> >> step through the addresses of the target RAM, and wasn't very flexible
> >> in its approach to things.
> If you're talking about eprom emulators, "back in the day" I used to
> use a device called a "PROMICE".
> It was wonderful. I did a few different boot proms with one. Very handy.
> It was made by (I think) Grammer Engine. Try www.promice.com. But
> gosh, they do seem more expensive now that I remember...
> I looked on ebay and didn't find one, sadly; I did find, however an
> "ostrich 2.0" USB eprom emulator which looks nice. www.moates.net
> Apparently there is a large community of people out there hacking engine
> ECU's. who knew? :-)
Actually, I did. :-)
Ages ago, probably all the way back in oh, 1993 or so (?) I stumbled across
a mailing list calling itself DIY-EFI, and that's what those guys were all
about Much of it *way* over my head, and I've completely lost track of it,
but it did make for some fascinating reading for a while there.
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