Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

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Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Post by BigEd » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:55 am

Yes, that's flynnjs' online shop, but it seems he's unlikely to do another batch. There's a small secondhand market for the matchbox copros, and then there's the PiTubeDirect. They both offer fast 6502, Z80, 32016, x86 and 6809, but there are differences:
- Matchbox is "real hardware" in FPGA form, PiTubeDirect is emulation running on an ARM
- Matchbox implements a PDP-11 and a 68000
- PiTubeDirect has the super-fast Native ARM, more RAM, and the novel minimal CPU series OPC5, OPC6 and OPC7

The Matchbox designs can also run on other FPGA boards, of course, perhaps with a bit of twiddling, but the actual Matchbox, like the PiTubeDirect, has the advantage of fitting under the Beeb and being powered by it, so they are both very discreet.

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Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Post by flynnjs » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:27 am

alienkidmj12 wrote:are there likely to be any of these boards made ?
Unlikely as demand has pretty much dried up and it's only sensible to do a
batch of 10 or more.

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Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Post by alienkidmj12 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:56 am

that's a shame :(

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Re: Offered: Matchbox sized 6502 / Z80 / 6809 Co Pro

Post by fordp » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:35 pm

I have a spare one if anybody really wants one. I will be rubbish at posting it out however as I work full time.
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