About MicroCore Labs

Hi, my name is Ted Fried.  Welcome to my website which highlights a few of my favorite projects!

Some of them have been world firsts, world's fastest.. or world's only!   :)

I have an interest in embedded designs which include microsequencer-based FPGA processor cores, high reliability computing, vintage CPU accelerators, and general embedded fun! 

Some of my CPU cores have been used to implement near-clones of the Z80, 8086, 8051, 6502, and 68000 processors which can be used as drop-in replacements for the original vintage computers.

I have also written a number of software emulators including the Motorola 68000,  MOS 6502, Intel 8086, and RISC-V processors.

My 8086 core, the MCL86, was selected for use in the MiSTer PCXT core which is a cycle-accurate FPGA-based emulator of the IBM PC.

All of my work is open sourced and available on GitHub and I have a number of videos on YouTube.

Please feel free to reach out to me!