Working on a PCB

A project log for PZ1 6502 laptop

I am building a laptop with a W65C02, lots of memory, SID-sound, decent graphics and a filesystem.

adam.klotblixtadam.klotblixt 06/14/2021 at 14:360 Comments

I've worked on the extended HW version with Teensy, W65C02, memory and bank registers. Updated the schematic and did a 2-layer PCB layout. The auto-router didn't want to play so it was all done by hand. Lots of changes to pinning on the Teensy, bank-registers and memory to ease the routing. It was not possible to route by hand otherwise.

Now I'll wait a few days and then do a proper audit before I commit to an order from some Chinese PCB-manufacturer.

The new pinning means more CPU-cycles spent on the Teensy, but that is not a big problem. The major delays are because of the 74HC bank registers which are sooo slow! A CPLD would have been MUCH faster, AND easier to implement. Unfortunately my old programmer does not want to play...