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by ECL
02 Feb 2020, 06:43
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Modified Gigatron Design Ideas
Replies: 57
Views: 26687

Coprocessor

... such a vCPU copro could prove its viability already when run emulated on a x86 PC. One might consider splitting the workload between the personal computer and an attached Cray homecomputer in fact.
by ECL
02 Feb 2020, 06:17
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Modified Gigatron Design Ideas
Replies: 57
Views: 26687

dual core Gigatron CPU

Maybe one should follow the trend in the industry and release a dualcore CPU, like e.g. our competitor intel does. One might also find the funds to conduct a security audit to find whether the Gigatron CPU is vulnerable to spectre / meltdown attacks. But jokes aside, the idea of a coprocessor or dua...
by ECL
02 Feb 2020, 05:59
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 72
Views: 21740

"Pluggy Reloaded" = circuit board with SD card, Arduino

I would connect all of the spare I/O pins of the ATmega to suitable headers so that you can use them for connecting for example Blinkenlights , and other input and output devices - the Arduino becomes your I/O slave. I was thinking the whole time: Why not replace one of the red Blinkenlights with I...
by ECL
02 Feb 2020, 05:33
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 72
Views: 21740

receptacle / plug terminology

The description does mention that it is a receptacle. In their lingo, "receptacle" means female in engineer-speak while they use "plug" for male . So Mr Pluggy McPlugface does not ship with a plug actually. ;) Although it ships with an interface for one. Great to see those photos with SD card capab...
by ECL
01 Feb 2020, 18:46
Forum: Escape Meta Alt Control Shift
Topic: C74-6502
Replies: 7
Views: 2628

Drass

Drass mentions Gigatron in his youtube video, he might be aware of this forum.
by ECL
01 Feb 2020, 18:26
Forum: Hardware and software hacking
Topic: Pluggy Reloaded
Replies: 72
Views: 21740

J2 male or female?

in the schematics you might denote J2 as male or female, as with the other J's. :idea: