Originally posted by Chirone
wait... you're actually building the components from scratch?!
i'm more of a software person only... the hardware kinda bores me...
Yep, I'm building the entire computer, including the processor, out of standard SSI/MSI TTL logic chips!
If you think thats crazy, note that this is intended to be a 64-bit design - typically, TTLs are not used for anything larger than 16 bits, but I like 64-bit hardware so it has to be 64-bit or no computer... :p
There will be lots of soldering, thats for sure... I need 128 wires for the adder-subtractor inputs, 64 for the results and this doesn't include the connections between the chips or the logic unit, which so far can only do AND and OR operations...
Btw, didn't you say you have a something (qualification?) in computer science? And hardware bores you? lol!
beer... to make it less boring during the soldering stage!
C. P. U. Its not a big processor... Its a series of pipes!