Re: MAX Machine PLA

From: Segher Boessenkool <>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 18:35:12 -0500
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On Tue, Aug 02, 2016 at 10:56:20PM +0100, smf wrote:
> On 02/08/2016 22:40, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> >6566 was done first, designed for video games, and never sold well in
> >that market.  Or so the story goes.
> I've heard that too, but I'm not sure I buy it. Mainly because this was 
> the story of the VIC-I used in the VIC-20, which was designed before 
> they were building home computers that hooked up to TVs themselves.

2.3. 6567/6569 graphics chip

The 656* series graphics chip by MOS Technologies were originally designed
to be used in video games and graphics terminals. But as the sales in these
markets have been rather poor, Commodore decided to use the chips when they
were planning to make their own home computers.

Pretty sure that's where I have the story from.


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