Here are described parts that were or can be used in 8bit
computers. Usually it is pure documentation.
For implementations that can be connected please see
Items in this section
- 765A/8272 (Floppy)
- One of 2 most popular Floppy Disk Controler type - Intel 8272, also known as FDC765A.
- 8051 (CPU)
- 8051, the most popular microcontroller.
- 82xx (I/O)
- Family of interface chips: 8211, 8250, 8251, 8253, 8255, 8257, 8259, 8272.
- AY-3-891X (I/O)
- AY sound generator.
- Capacitor (Discrete)
- Capacitors used in 8bit computers.
- DAC (Video)
- Video DAC conversts short color number (eg. 8bit) into wide color number (e.g. 18bit) using translation table. Datasheet of UM70C171.
- DRAM (Memory)
- Dinamic Random Access Memory (DRAM). Memory with multiplexed address lines.
- Discrete (Logic)
- Logic gates made from tranzistors diodes and resistors.
- Encoder (Video)
- Video encoder converts RGB signal into PAL or NTSC. Datasheet of LM1889, NTE879, MC1377P, TEA2000.
- Memory (I2C)
- Memory connectable to IIC magistral.
- OPL3 (I/O)
- FM synthesis sound generator. Ad Lib compatibile.
- Programmable (Logic)
- Programmable logic chips - GAL, HAL, PAL, PALCE.
- ROM (Memory)
- Memories with parallel address and data lines.
- RTC (I/O)
- Real Time Clock. Documentation for most used chips with parallel data. MC146818, DS12887, MSM6242B, RTC72421, RF5C01.
- RTC (I2C)
- IIC Real Time Clock (RTC). Serial data transfer. PCF8583, DS1307.
- SRAM (Memory)
- Static Random Access Memory (SRAM).
- TTL (Logic)
- Logic chips from 74 series. Simple gates, counters, buffers, multiplexers, decoders, latches and other interesting functions.
- Transistors (Discrete)
- Transistors - how they are used in 8bit computers. Example applications.
- USART (I/O)
- Universal Synchronous/Asynchronous Transmitter/Receiver: WD2123, SCC2691, Z8530,
- Z8000 (CPU)
- Z8000, the Zilog competitor to Intel 8088 and Motorola 68000, and its successors: Z80,000 and Z16C00.
- links (Datasheet)
- Links where you can find more part datasheets.