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FPGA Based Classic HP Core
04-09-2014, 12:55 PM
Post: #21
RE: FPGA Based Classic HP Core
You mean a hot-rod 49G?
A hot-rod 50G on an FPGA would be an ARM soft core running a ROM emulating the Saturn running the 50G ROM, which would be kinda superfluous.
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04-09-2014, 01:14 PM
Post: #22
RE: FPGA Based Classic HP Core
(04-09-2014 12:55 PM)orcinus Wrote:  You mean a hot-rod 49G?

Maybe. I simply do not know whether the 50g ROMs will work on a 49G so I went with the latest and greatest. And I was thinking it would be great if it was possible to package it in a 50g chassis since they're cheap enough.

(04-09-2014 12:55 PM)orcinus Wrote:  A hot-rod 50G on an FPGA would be an ARM soft core running a ROM emulating the Saturn running the 50G ROM, which would be kinda superfluous.

Yes it would. But that is not what I suggested.

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04-12-2014, 04:38 PM
Post: #23
RE: FPGA Based Classic HP Core
(04-09-2014 08:29 AM)HP67 Wrote:  I wonder why somebody hasn't implemented Saturn in hardware/FPGA etc. and created a hot-rod 50g since the ROMs are available. A 400 MHz 50g might be interesting to compare with the Prime Wink

Implementing the Saturn core in a FPGA should not be too hard. However, if you want it (1) fast (400MHz), (2) low power (battery operated) and (3) cheap, then it would quite a challenge. Choose any two of the three and its easier Smile.

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