> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 10:13:57 -0800 (PST) > From: Jeri Ellsworth <email@example.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [Homestead] Re: [COPS] Update on Jeri's board > > > Hi, > > I have planned to include 16 Meg's of SDRAM assuming that I can get my > controller to work with the nasty stuff. If you are putting a DIMM socket on the board, it's going to be tough to find anything under 64Mb. If it's soldered down, then that isn't a problem. > I have to make some decisions about keeping the 24 > bit modes or reducing them to 16 bit and adding a lot of fun features: PS-2 > mouse, keyboard, high speed rs-232, IDE, OPL3 ..... What should I add? Personally, I'm interested in I/O more than top-shelf graphics. While 16-bit graphics aren't close to cutting edge, being able to use modern peripherals will keep this design live for a long time. Besides the peripherals you mentioned, I'm fond of LCD displays; a built-in LCD-friendly I/O port (like the "short bus" on the IDE-64) would be a nice touch (I'd be happy to do some kernel routines to talk to it, if necessary) Other than that, Ethernet is my big favorite. The only reason I've ever considered sticking an ISA slot on a C-64 was to mount serial or network cards on it Keep up the good work! -ethan __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get email at your own domain with Yahoo! Mail. http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/?.refer=text - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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