On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Ruud Baltissen wrote: > Hallo David, > > Thanks for answering. > NP > > RAS has to be activated for CAS. See: > http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?dynamic+RAM This document (and > others) mentions self-refreshing DRAMS, ie the ones with in-build counters. > But then, how do I know which DRAM has (or not)? Any modern SIMM will have that ;) > Another problem is the 72 pin SIMM. It has a 32 bit wide bus. Nice if you > have a 486. But the 65xx is 8 bits wide. Is it possible to select just 8 > bits? If not, 24 bits are waisted unless one knows a way to preserve the > data during a write-action. The same way the machines that are made for those simms do while doing 8bit accesses. Do this: On a0-a1, put a 2-4 converter in, and feed each output to CAS0 CAS1, CAS2, and CAS3 respectively. When you do a single byte access (I.E. every time in the c64), only one CAS line is asserted, and thus only one byte of ram is accessed. ;) A0-A1 never make it to the simm by the way ;) A2->A16 (or more?) go to the row/col decoder for addressing the rams properly. wide (>8bit) simms are handy in that they have a CAS line (or is it ras? one or the other) for each bank of 8 bits, plus another for the parity bit(s). Even the high and mighty powerPC must sometimes make a 1-byte-wide access to ram *wink*. -jb - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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