> > > As you probably noticed, I mentioned the ISA-bus. What about VLB or PCI? VLB > > is outdated and rare. For PCI you need special chipsets, connectors and more > > advanced tools to create a card. The card must be etched, handwiring is > > because of the involved speeds out of the question. This project must be > > kept in reach of hobbyists. > > > > ### is above true about special chipset? > > Well, the PCI protocol is well defined, but not as easy to implement as the > ISA bus. The *simplest* implementation I saw used an FPGA to do the actual > interfacing to the PCI bus. PCI is defininately not a Geek Port. > > > Well, PCI would be the ultimate goal - but it's not "available for the > common hobbyist" - the smallest problem being the rather tight layout of > the PCI-connector. > > Considering that ISA is a 'depricated' feature, emulating a SuperCPU will > not be easy. > Go to http://www.opencores.org . There are people there working on a free PCI core. Under CVS you will find the downloadable bits and there is a PCI developer mailing list. Cheers, Bryan - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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