Yes, once I have all the bugs worked out and features working, I intend to re-enter the schematic into KiCad and build a board. The present features of the board were actually arrived to by a general consensus and discussion from this group.
The features thus far are:
-onboard RAM/ROM with option to map out some of it to S-100 space (in 8K chunks).
-Shadow ROM, that is, the EPROM occupies some space in the memory map until it's disabled, at which point, RAM at the same location will be used.
-Two UARTS, 8250 type
-SD Card interface using SPI
-Limited parallel I/O (6 outputs, 8 inputs). I'm using 2 outputs to control shadow ROM and SD Card
-Either run as the 8080A CPU or run as a slave board to an external CPU, thus making it a Memory and I/O card by reversing direction of all the buffer chips.
-Both ALTAIR and IMSAI FP connectors.
I am intending to take this project to the point where it's a board and write some BIOS so CP/M can be booted up from a Disk Image file on the SD Card. This later part may take a while as I have other commitments to get an exhibit booth ready for VCF MW, this coming September.
Date: Sat, 3 May 2014 16:11:00 +0200
Subject: Re: [N8VEM-S100:3472] ALTAIR/IMSAI 8080 CPU replacement board
Hmmm, I can't offer advice but I'd like to know if you plan to ever do a production run of this once it works.
Maybe it's a bit early to ask, but I do like the idea (and have a few spare 8080 around :-D
Oh, and that 8080 is lovable BTW!
On 03/05/14 16:05, Crusty OMO wrote:
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