- Jan 1, 1970
These days, wouldn't you just plop a Z80 core into an FPGA or >whatever?
You can do that or you could put a part like the 180 or a Rabbit on
the board and perhaps not need as large of an FPGA. Everybody and
their dog makes compilers etc for them. With using a real chip, you
can use one of the in-circuit-emulators to verify your design. With
the FPGA based CPU, you have to build in some hooks for debuging.