17 Jan 2008 svo   » (Master)

FPGA subject really caught me. They go so perfectly well with retrocomputing, I couldn't resist. Vector-06C was the most colourful of the Soviet computers, it always fascinated me but I couldn't have it back then. Today, when it seems that even the electrical circuit of Vector-06C is hard to obtain, I'm recreating it in an FPGA.

The project is well past the initial stages. In fact I can claim some 90% compatibility, even though those remaining percents are not giving up easily.

It is an open project to which anyone has access to. Since it's a hardware project that needs an FPGA development kit to work, its openness is not immediately beneficial to those who have different hardware than me, but I hope that there is some reusable material. Also, just maybe, there is someone who would want to make a port to a different development kit.

The project page is here http://code.google.com/p/vector06cc/.

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