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Federico Faggin: The Real Silicon Man

While doing research for our articles about inventing the integrated circuit, the calculator, and the microprocessor, one name kept poppingĀ which was new to me, Federico Faggin. 1,416 more words

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Three Rings for the Z80

Over the past few years I’ve implemented a number of interfaces for Z80 peripherals based on the principal of the interrupt driven ring buffer. Each implementation of a ring exhibits its own peculiarities, based on the specific hardware. 1,803 more words

The 1980s called - asking for the Z80 Membership Card

The ’80’s and early ’90’s saw a huge proliferation of “personal” computers, spawning an army of hacker kids who would go on to hone their computing chops on 8-bit and 16-bit computers from brands such as Sinclair, Commodore, Acorn, Apple, Atari, Tandy/RadioShack and Texas Instruments. 387 more words

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