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M.U.N.T.E.R. (Z80-based computer)

gorgon

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I'm wondering about the heading for this project, what's M.U.N.T.E.R. indicating? Please excuse my lack of language references.

Has this abbreviation something to do with the arcane serial interface?

TOK ;)
 

Raven Luni

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Master Unit for Nominal Test Execution and Relaying

It will be a prototype for testing controller and interface designs. The name comes from a crazy dream I had many years ago which involved building a computer and calling it that so I made the name fit. A munter is also a term for a really ugly female :p
 

gorgon

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OK, munter is 'merry' in norwegian, and I suppose it also could be a merry chase getting things to work? :D

Z80 is a great MCU, I did many projects with it in the late -80s.

I just wondered about your serial interface, I suppose it is for a tape interface? Why not use a flash chip instead to save code in? If that is the intended use.

TOK ;)
 

Raven Luni

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The serial interface is for first time programming which can then be transferred to any ROM devices (I dont have a programmer so this does the job instead).
 

Harald Kapp

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Have you thought about using a 8251 for a true 1980's vintage feeling at much higher baud rate than 4xx baud?

Harald
 
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