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Hi, my name is Ted Fried and MicroCore Labs my website to demonstrate some of the projects I am working on in the areas I find interesting. Among these are microsequencer-based processors, high reliability computing, and general processor datapaths.  My ultra-small microsequencers have been used to implement near-clones of the Intel 8086, 8051, and MOS 6502 processors whose accuracy has been demonstrated by powering the original vintage computers that they resided in!

I am currently testing the MCL65 on the VIC-20, and I plan on trying it out on an Atari-2600 and an Apple II+ once they arrive in the mail.

The next project will probably be to see how many MCL65 cores I can stuff inside of a Spartan-7 FPGA. If I can time-share sixteen cores inside of one physical core, have two cores share microcode and program RAMS, and instantiate 32 of these blocks, then I could potentially reach 1024 cores in this modest FPGA.   Stay tuned!

After that I may investigate implementing a super-scalar microsequencer which can issue more than two instructions per clock cycle.

I am always interested in reliable computing and would love it if one of my cores made it into space.