[NTLK] New MP2x00 ROM boards
mm at matthiasm.com
Thu Feb 28 12:33:27 EST 2019
Sorry that I did not write here or follow the list in like forever. I am still occasionally active with my Nutty Newton Nerdiness, and I am happy to show you actual results today. A new Newton ROM board (just the bare board, no ROMs).
The rationale behind this is somewhat flawed, because the bare boards don't do anyone any good without the ROM chips. However they prove that the board layout is correct and can now be modified easily to create ROM board that hold Flash RAMs instead.
The next step is a Flash RAM board that can do two things: it can hold an original or modified Newton ROM without the need for an original board, and it can hold up to 8 MB of additional apps that would otherwise take up room in the onboard Flash memory. It can even hold multiple user selectable ROMs (different versions, different languages). And hopefully, it can eventually be reprogrammed on the fly.
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