This is an implementation of ABC80 in an FPGA by H. Peter Anvin <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Some of this information may be out of date; check the CHANGES file. This version uses an "Altera Nios Development Kit, Cyclone Edition" combined with a "AleaRep Lancelot" daughtercard (for VGA/Keyboard/Mouse/Sound -- see http://www.fpga.nl/). To build, run "make" in the top directory on a Unix/Linux machine, or under Cygwin on a Windows machine, then build the Quartus II project "abc80.qsf". As provided, the design runs at 25 MHz (the real ABC80 ran at 3 MHz.) SW3 is set up as a "turbo button", selecting 25, 12, 6, or 3 MHz operation. Turbo can also be selected via "out (144),n" where n=0 for 3 MHz and 3 for 25 MHz. The speed is shown on the display. There is an MMU which can address the 1 MB of SRAM on the card. This MMU works as follows: There are 4 memory maps each consisting of 256 pages of 256 bytes each. To write the MMU: out (128),vpage out (129),map out (130),ppage_lo out (131),ppage_hi To read the MMU: out (128),vpage out (129),map in ppage_lo,(130) in ppage_hi,(131) To select which memory maps to use: ; Separate maps for read, write, and code out (132),(xmap << 4)+(wmap << 2)+rmap To read the current memory maps: in maps,(132) The MMU also supports "out (7),map" for compatibility with Mikrodatorn's 64K expansion. This sets all the maps to the same value. The top 4 bits of the physical page indicate memory device; the rest is address; see data/mmuinit.pl for which memory devices exist. The MMU replaces the address direction ROM in the real ABC80. 80-column mode is now fully supported. Switching is via INP(4)/INP(3) as normal. The script data/munge_basic.pl does the appropriate patching of the BASIC ROM; it is specifically configured for a checksum 9913 ROM; if you want to replace the BASIC ROM with an 11273 ROM you have to adjust this script. The MMU controls whether or not memory contents should be modified in 80-character mode, see data/mmuinit.pl for details. The BASIC checksum in 80-column mode is 9561. In 80-column mode the low 1K is at address 29696 (0x7400). This is definitely different from the MyAB module, and I *think* from the GeJo one, but is more efficient with the memory layout. As far as I know most (all?) programs that are 80-column aware use the table at address 884 anyway; I there were at least three different 80-column cards on the market, and at least two of which had different memory layout. If you don't like the one I picked, just reprogram the MMU :) The CompactFlash is now supported; the controller blindly assumes a 64 MB or larger card (specifically, 62,390,272 bytes or 121,856 512-byte sectors.) It appears under UFD-DOS as HD0: to HD3:; the UFD-DOS ROM for ABC80 from ABC-klubben is included. Note that it uses the top 64 bytes of the POKE-area (65472 to 65535) since it is a binary port from ABC800. It would probably be an easy patch to provide it with some RAM in the lower memory map using the MMU and avoid that hassle. The "tools" directory contains a Perl script which creates an empty UFD-DOS filesystem.