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Offline AntiProtonBoyTopic starter

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6502 Resurrected
« on: January 26, 2012, 01:05:46 pm »
Probably old news for some of kids posting here, but I found the resurrection of the 6502 microprocessor somewhat interesting.

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Relaunched-the-6502-microprocessor-1422007.html

Seems more like a nostalgia toy than anything else. Or perhaps a drop-in replacement part for damaged old equipment.
 

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Re: 6502 Resurrected
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 01:11:39 pm »
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Re: 6502 Resurrected
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 01:13:01 pm »
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Re: 6502 Resurrected
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 01:38:07 pm »
http://uk.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Western-Design-Center-WDC/W65C02S6TPG-14/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvu0Nwh4cA1wSNu7hWmGrIdvYIw7nZ2DMI%3d

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Come on, this is serious business and a seriously powerful chip! Iran could use it to do nuclear weapons simulation or something. The technology must be protected at all costs ::)

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Re: 6502 Resurrected
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 02:18:14 pm »
Iran could use it to do nuclear weapons simulation or something.
Dave.

last year i ordered some 6522 i/os directly from WDC, no issues at all, mouser is funny
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Re: 6502 Resurrected
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2012, 05:36:38 pm »
Clearly, it has a 1024-bit crypto hardware as an easter egg.
 

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Re: 6502 Resurrected
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 02:21:13 pm »
 

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Re: 6502 Resurrected
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 02:12:10 am »
These classic microprocessors are still in relatively wide use in embedded systems. I was delighted to find a 65c02 in an LCD monitor I was repairing. (The repair was just replacement of faulty caps, though.) But 6502 is still for sale, both as chips and as VHDL. However, WDC's version is not fully compatible with MOS6502. In particular, all undefined opcodes are NOPs. So don't expect to be able to pop this into a C64 and be able to run games and demos.

Clearly, it has a 1024-bit crypto hardware as an easter egg.
This is not as out there as it seems. A certain brand of smart cards is using an 8051or 8052 core and it has — you guessed it — hardware crypto acceleration. 3DES in this case, so not quite 1024 bits, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's some smart card or similar that has a 6502 core and some 1024-bit crypto.
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Re: 6502 Resurrected
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 05:38:23 am »
Iran could use it to do nuclear weapons simulation or something.
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last year i ordered some 6522 i/os directly from WDC, no issues at all, mouser is funny

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Re: 6502 Resurrected
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 06:21:28 am »
Odd! Within Australia, you can buy PulsarProFX from Ultrakeet (the starter kits seem to be out of stock, but the refills are available).
 


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