MULTIPROCESSING FOR THE IMPOVERISHED Part 1: a 6809 Uniprocessor
turing at shaw.ca
Tue Aug 6 07:38:40 CDT 2019
I built a dual-6809 in the late '70s - it was a brand-new, exciting part - and we used the E part for exactly that reason. The system used memory that had an access time that was better than the 4x clock, so that each processor could run at full speed.
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To: "Liam Proven" <lproven at gmail.com>, "cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:19:55 AM
Subject: Re: MULTIPROCESSING FOR THE IMPOVERISHED Part 1: a 6809 Uniprocessor
On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:15 AM Liam Proven via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> 1993 article on building a multiprocessor 6809 box.
I disagree very much with the author's advice to use the MC6809 rather than
the MC6809E. With the E version you have to supply a quadrature clock, but
all that's required to generate that is a single-phase 4x clock (which you
need with either the E or non-E part) and a single 74HCT74. If you feed
your single-phase 4x clock into multiple 6809 (non-E) parts, their E clock
phases won't match, but will be off by arbitrary multiples of 1/4 cycle,
which makes the shared memory design unnecessarily difficult.
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