The CPC 2013 is an FPGA development board designed specifically for the needs
of 8-bit computer emulation.
I've named it after my favourite, the Amstrad CPC,
but it's capable of emulating any 8-bit computer.
Here's the first board from my newly arrived PCBS:
You can follow the progress of the new board at my blog.
For reference, the current prototype CPC2012 is pictured below:
- Reprogrammable FPGA and full documentation
- 512KB of SRAM, accessible at 16MHz
- 1MB of flash ROM, random access at 1MB/s
- SCART connector
- Audio line out (mirrors SCART audio output)
- Separate audio and video grounds
- SD card for storing disc and tape images
- PS/2 keyboard socket
- Twin joystick sockets, separately wired
- Legacy matrix keyboard connector
- USB connetion for remote debugging and virtual serial connection
- 4 GPIO banks, each consisting of 8 inputs and 8 outputs
- Alternative to the above, a GPIO header with 10 FPGA lines
- Header for tape signals (needs external circuitry)
- 8 GPIO lines on jumpers connected to interface chip - these will probably be used for data transfer
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