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Beginning of very long journey

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So this is how it begins today...
Guess what is cooking?
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Replica Falcon?
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Would love a Falcon clone.
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Dal wrote:Replica Falcon?
Correct :)
Holes and slots inplace.
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Like it!
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Nice, what's the plan? To clone it or improve on the design maybe?
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Sounds awesome! :cheers:
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Awesome.
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My dreams are coming true! Any chance to throw in goodies like 50 MHz CPU or TT RAM? :-P
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Time will show :) Probably all THT components are in place now.
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Wow! Incredible 8O
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Awesome!!!!
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Wow, great great project
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nice... make it cheap and sell millions :)
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I am in, as long as someone takes care of manufacturing millions sets of Atari custom silicon ;)
For this prototype phase, my biggest goal and actually the only major change compared to original is to squeeze routing to 4 layers only, while Atari design is made on 6 layers, at least the rev I have. This will certainly lower the cost of low volume manufacturing a bit.
Meanwhile, I have finished component placement, quite boring, but easier part of this journey is complete. Here comes the fun part.
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I'm wondering how you're getting around the parts supply problem. 68030 is easy but nobody has videls lying around.
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Maybe SuperVidel could be utilised?
We just need a mysterious wealthy benefactor who can fund R&D and production.
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The only realistic solution now is to replace the custom chips with an FPGA.
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Correct. But one step a time :)
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There are similar projects for the Amiga. The user is obviously expected to cater for chip transplants, but then again you have a fresh motherboard..

I think it’s a good idea to do one thing at a time, and add/change things as the design evolves.
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This is an exciting development, good luck! :)
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A W E S O M E !
・Falcon ct60e・Atari MegaSTE ・Atari STe ・MIST ・MISTer・
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Wow!
How do you do this?!?

Do you look at schematic that czietz discover not so lond ago? https://www.chzsoft.de/asic-web/

Or do you trace every path with om ometer on real Falcon motherboard?! I would realylike to know what is process step by step to achieve something like this...
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Double plus good!
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One down, five more to go.
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