Re: ROM Dump of Amiga Keyboard controller

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:59:39 -0500
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On 7/19/2014 3:42 AM, Gerrit Heitsch wrote:
> I get the strangest ideas while at the public pool doing laps...
> Now that we have the ROM of the 6500/1 in the VC-1520 dumped, 
> disassembled and analyzed, shouldn't it be 'relatively' easy (*) to 
> build a 100% compatible replacement using one of the Atmel Atmega with 
> enough I/O pins? The Atmega16 comes to mind here. 16 KB flash and 1 KB 
> RAM should be more than enough. The pinout is different, but that 
> would be a purely mechanical problem.
> (*) for people who know that controller well enough
>  Gerrit
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I am sure it's not a huge challenge, but what other cool features should 
the 1520 have :-)  That would seem to be a question worth considering?

More chars in the font?
Different font?
Some more functions like primitives for box, circle, etc.?

Dunno, just wondering.

Jim Brain

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