[Coco] A 6809 Compatible Core in Oct. 1988?
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Mon Oct 4 16:40:11 EDT 2010
One thing I didn't understand is that the HDL comments in the code are in
English, but the entire rest of the document isn't. This might perhaps mean
there is an english version floating around out there. I'll do some
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> Interesting. WOuld be better if it were in English.
> What I find interesting is seeing the early HDL language. The HDL predates
> VHDL and
> Verilog. Probably one of the first attempts to code a processor and be
> able to simulate it on a
> main frame computer prior to committal to silicon. Prior to the early 90's
> a chip as complex as
> the 6809 was too large for a single simulation. Computer simulation was in
> its infancy during
> the 80's. In the early 80's it was almost unthinkable to simulate a
> complete microprocessor
> on a mainframe computer.
> Today there is not a chip that goes out to fabrication without intense
> simulation and HDL
> On 30 Sep 2010 at 0:35, Little John wrote:
>> I came across this a few moments ago and although I can't read the
>> language, it appears to describe a 6809 compatible CPU core in October of
>> It is a 205 page document.
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