Ramicom 1.0 Overview
RAMICOM V1.0 is the first experiment I am performing in designing and building a microcomputer from the ground up.
Version 1.0 is a small system based upon the 65816 CPU by The Western Design Center. It was and is still a very common chip, having been developed in the '80's, it was utilized in a variety of home computers as well as game systems.
Some of the systems that used this fairly simple CPU include:
- The SNES (for those too young to remember - the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
- The Apple ][gs, the last of the Apple ][ line
- Accelerators made for the Commodore 64
It is a fairly easy to use CPU that can operate in 16bit or 8 bit mode as well as operate in 6502 emulation mode which made it compatible with a wide variety of software.
Please use the links under Ramicom 1.0 to learn more about the system.