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MiST as a jumping off point?

 
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itomato



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:38 pm    Post subject: MiST as a jumping off point? Reply with quote

The MiST FPGA board can imitate an Atari ST, and cores are available which emulate an Amiga 1200.

Verilog isn't my bag, but I can't help but think the road from Previous to new FPGA-based machines running Openstep isn't very far.

Anybody know about the feasibility of this?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the biggest problem will be the 68040/30 CPU. If someone releases a feature complete open core then we could begin talking. This on its own will be a huge undertaking and I can't imagine anyone doing it alone. Speaking of the mist board I don't think the FPGA has enough room to handle this generation of CPU.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FPGA size is cited as a limiting factor to the 68030+ instruction sets..

Maybe the CPU addon efforts to bring full 68K (040, 060) support to the Amiga FPGA systems will help one day.
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