[rescue] If one person could do it, maybe we could do this

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Sep 9 11:14:30 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 05:49 AM, Jochen Kunz wrote:
> [UNIBUS on FPGA reimplemented VAX]
>> It would involve making the board unreasonably large.
> A A/B dual card is enough for UNIBUS or QBus. Or a small CPU board with
> a IDC connector that can be connected via ribbon cable to a paddle card
> that goes into a BA23 QBus or BA11 UNIBUS box is an alternative. You 
> can
> use the same connector on the CPU for QBus and UNIBUS, just reconfigure
> the FPGA for either QBus or UNIBUS.

   I really like the idea of a connector that goes to a cable that'd 
plug into a backplane.

> But I would like to see a faster bus on a "new" VAX too. May I say PCI?
> Or at least TurboChannel.

   Well...designing the processor would be the first task, and I think 
it's not all that practical unless there are some FPGA-literate people 
here who have a lot of spare time.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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