Re: [stella] Re: 2600's TIA & the TV Boy
Subject: Re: [stella] Re: 2600's TIA & the TV Boy|
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2001 19:53:35 -0700
At 06:38 PM 8/19/2001 -0500, you wrote:
*nothing* is too big when you've got a cablemodem and can DL
My upload speed on my DSL averages 78kilobits.
Maybe ask Chris Wilkson when I had a faster cable modem. I put up some
stuff for him a long time ago.
There's only one way it's gonna be done and that's through an FPGA. It
would be impossible to make a true custom chip since the required
quantities are pretty low.
At least one guy on this list is thinking relatively large quantities... I
can also see Activision wanting something like this although technically
it's hardware piracy due to the "priveleged" technical documentation
used. The Toymax thing, from what I've been told, is not an optimal
chipset for 2600 compatibility. I'm under NDA so I can't give any
details. You'd be surprised what they did to kludge that thing.
I think an FPGA is a pretty good "fit" for this, and would work well.
What about the power demands?
Unfortunately, my FPGA dev package is good only for up to 10K gate
chips so I won't be able to integrate anything but the TIA, RIOT, and
bankswitching stuff. I can't afford the $5000 to upgrade it :-P. (I'm
using Xilinx Foundation, less than 8K gates version.)
What about the 6507? Isn't there a way to reduce that down to something
low power? There are a lot of low power miniaturized 65c02s cores out
there but none of them that I know of have authentic cycle counts. They
are all optimized for faster operation.
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- Re: [stella] Re: 2600's TIA & the TV Boy, (continued)
- Kevin Horton - Wed, 22 Aug 2001 23:46:35 -0400 (EDT)
- Chris Wilkson - Thu, 23 Aug 2001 03:02:06 -0400 (EDT)
- Glenn Saunders - Mon, 20 Aug 2001 01:38:10 -0400 (EDT)
- Rob - Mon, 20 Aug 2001 08:35:14 -0400 (EDT)
- Glenn Saunders - Sun, 19 Aug 2001 22:56:58 -0400 (EDT) <=
- Kevin Horton - Mon, 20 Aug 2001 01:52:37 -0400 (EDT)
- Glenn Saunders - Mon, 20 Aug 2001 02:29:19 -0400 (EDT)
- Chad Schell - Mon, 20 Aug 2001 13:55:55 -0400 (EDT)
- Kevin Horton - Mon, 20 Aug 2001 23:22:21 -0400 (EDT)