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Oric Atmos in FPGA

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:48 pm
by barnsey123
Anyone seen this (fairly recent September 2013)?

http://forum.gadgetfactory.net/index.ph ... pistrello/

What would be cool is a modern implementation of the Oric in FPGA coupled with a Cumulus. I know my own Atmos is a bit flaky (needs a good 10-20 mins warp up before it'll load anything) so maybe it's on it's way out...need something for the next 30 years... :)

Re: Oric Atmos in FPGA

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:39 pm
by ibisum
I've been thinking of ways to cram an Oric into an FPGA *on* the Cumulus board. ;) The case is just too Atmos'y for me not to have that impulse ..

Re: Oric Atmos in FPGA

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:21 pm
by Godzil
I know that Torlus worked on such a thing (putting an Oric in a FPGA)

Embedding an Oric in the Cumulus won't be possible without completely rework the cumulus

I reread the webpage, and he made a major mistake, assuming the remaining 16K is never used. His implementation will not be usefull for "real" oric use, as no floppy can be used with his Oric in FPGA. And if you put an Oric in a FPGA, just put the Microdisc (and jasmin) inside, no need for external hardware :)