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Revised handheld hardware architecture

A project log for VerilogBoy - GameBoy on FPGA

A Pi emulating a GameBoy sounds cheap. What about an FPGA?

Wenting ZhangWenting Zhang 02/02/2019 at 14:363 Comments

This is a project update about the hardware side of the VerilogBoy Handheld.

After testing the previous prototype (Rev 0.1), I feel like several changes are required:

Here shows a revised hardware architecture. This is probably overly complicated for a hobby project.

Due to the closure of PCB manufacturers because of the Chinese New Year, we are probably not going to see the new prototype (Rev 0.2) in the Feburary. I will continue working on the HDL side of the prototype and trying to finish the CPU refactoring within the coming weeks.

For the time being, thanks for reading.

Discussions

Marq Watkin wrote 02/05/2019 at 22:15 point

Looking good, but does the power chip connect to the audio chip?

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Wenting Zhang wrote 02/05/2019 at 23:20 point

yes, they are just on the same bus, so they are “connected”

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Marq Watkin wrote 02/06/2019 at 21:49 point

Ahh, interesting. Thanks

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