The goals and plans for the Chips4Makers project were presented at ORConf 2017 (slides).
Also, the first version of the source containing a Z80 and JTAG interface for the XLR8 Arduino-compatible FPGA board has been released on GitLab.
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The Retro-uC chip in a QFP package.
Orders placed now ship Mar 15, 2019.
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The Retro-uC on a board with Arduino Mega footprint and compatible I/O. USB is used to power the board and for programming it.
Orders placed now ship Apr 20, 2019.
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A Retro-uC mounted on a PCB that is breadboardable. The board is delivered with headers that make the board compatible with classic DIL chips. The headers are not mounted yet and need to be soldered manually.
The Retro-uC mounted on a Perf2+ style prototype board.
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A pack for the Retro-uC and open silicon believer to show their support. The pack contains the Retro-uC chip and one of each Retro-uC board. It will also give early access to the Chips4Makers developer board that will be set up after the Retro-uC chip has been taped out.
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The Fired Up Pack with an additional Digilent FPGA board pre-loaded with Retro-uC source code and delivered early so you can start developing your own IC. The FPGA will be shipped the same time when the development hub will be opened, the Retro-uC Fired Up Pack will be shipped later.
5 Retro-uC chips.
Orders placed now ship Jan 10, 2019.
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