Re: [stella] (Slightly OT) Experienced 6502 coders

Subject: Re: [stella] (Slightly OT) Experienced 6502 coders
From: Erik Mooney <erik@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 11:42:36 -0500
3/5/2002 11:41:08 AM, Adam Wozniak <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Erik Mooney wrote:
>> I wonder if the 128 bytes RAM is because they're actually using
>> a RIOT?  It's a standard chip and still in production...
>Don't think we could find a TIA anywhere, could we?

We've tried before to find it, unsuccessfully.  The TIA (which was
codenamed Stella in development, hence our name) was a
custom chip for Atari and was never manufactured beyond the
2600 and its clones.  The best place to get a TIA chip is at
your local thrift store, inside a VCS. :)

>Who manufactures the RIOT these days?

It usually goes by its part number, 6532. has it
available but doesn't say a manufacturer.  Digikey shows a
version with 8K RAM, manufactured by Texas Instruments.

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