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This project is an attempt to replicate Vector-06C, a Soviet-era home 
computer, in FPGA. The primary hardware platform for this project is 
Altera DE1 development board.


* Features
* DE1 Thingies
* DE1 SRAM Mapping and Starter Kit Utility
* Known Problems
* Known ROMs That Have Issues
* Acknowledgements


The following features are implemented:

- Perfect timings matching the original machine in every detail
- SRAM is used for everything
- 8253 timer 
- tape i/o (and beeper)
- all internal stuff, video modes, palette
- PS/2 keyboard
- 256K RAM disk
- DE1 JTAG interface to JTAG USB API program
- Colour composite TV signal output (PAL)

DE1 Thingies

Enjoy the generous blinkenlights from Terasic and svofski!

It is important to have switches SW8 and SW9 in "1" position (up). This
enables proper CPU clocking. Other switches just change the blinken pattern
and only important when you're debugging.

KEY0 is master reset, somewhat like BLK+VVOD. 

KEY1 is manual clock for CPU. Useful only for hardcore debugging.

KEY3 is same as BLK+SBR: boot ROM is disabled, RST0 is executed.

If KEY3 is held pressed when KEY0 is being pressed, or when Vector-06C 
image is being programmed into FPGA, boot ROM doesn't work at all. 
This is useful if you want to preserve SRAM content.

DE1 SRAM Mapping
DE1 SRAM is addressed by word. This is mapped linearly into bytes, so programs
can be uploaded with CII Starter Kit Control Panel software without any 
modifications. However, addresses should be minded.

Normally a .rom file goes to address 0x0100. Translated into word-address, that
becomes 0x0080. So when uploading a .rom file to Vector, enter "80" in the SRAM
page, "Sequential Write" box.

Similarly, RAM disk pages start after first 64K, which is 0x10000, or 0x8000 
in words. So, for uploading RAM disk images, use address "8000". RAM disk images
can be read Starter Kit Control Panel software and re-uploaded later or used
with an emulator as .edd files.

Known Problems

1. Keyboard input gets stuck when some of the ":()*@" characters are entered.

	This is a problem with PS/2 -> Vector keyboard key/char mapping.
	I tried to make it as much PS/2 as possible. But since some characters
	shift/key combination differ, there's more than one direct mapping and
	this mapping gets stuck.
	Workaround: always carefully press SHIFT, then ":", then release ":", 
	then release SHIFT. If input gets stuck, unstick it by carefully 
	pressing same character again.

Known ROMs That Have Issues



This project uses work of different people. 

T80 CPU by Daniel Wallner with fixes from MikeJ of is used 
for KR580WM80A. The code is modified in attempt to make this otherwise
excellent CPU cycle-compatible with i8080 and to implement STACK signal in PSW.

82C55 code by MikeJ of is used without any modifications.

DE1-specific code uses, or may be based upon, samples from Altera DE1 package.

Initial 2K bootloader code by Alexander Timoshenko et al.

Special thanks to Alexander Timoshenko for documentation and general information
about Vector-06C, Dmitry Tselikov for hints and good reference emulator, Roman
Panteleev and Artem Navalon for ve27a with debugger.


Viacheslav Slavinsky


Вектор-06ц в ПЛИС / Vector-06c in FPGA




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