[rescue] 6809 processors...
newell at cei.net
Thu Nov 13 21:09:27 CST 2003
At 09:01 PM 11/13/2003 -0600, Paul wrote:
>6809's were nice. Hitachi (IIRC) came out with the 6309 which was a 'souped
Hey, I forgot about that. I've seen quite a few 6309s in load cell
indicators. Maybe I should repurpose/rescue one as a dev kit.
>amazing in what you could do on a very cpu/ram/storage limited machine. A
>multitasking GUI system in 64k? Yep. In case you're wondering, the consumer
>machine was the Radio Shack Color Computer. (The RS MC-10 used a 6803
I was afraid the CoCos would come out if I mentioned the 6809. ;-) (And
yes, I remember hanging out and being told by a Rat Shack guy that it even
had on chip multiply...that was a big deal then!) Did they really run a
multitasking OS? Was it preemptive?
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