1.0 Disk - Emulators

The Idea:

Maintenance of the software from the years 1980 - 1990

The Need:

Porting the old disk technology to new technology

The Execution:

Simulation of Disk Drives based on FPGA


AUG 2015: The latest projects: DEC RL01/RL02 Emulator and MFM-Disk Emulator

The current projects are based on the Programmable Logic Development Board BeMicro CV. This board is configured with an Altera Cyclone® V FPGA , Typ: 5CEFA2F23C8N , 24MHz /50MHz / 100MHz CPU, 128MB RAM 128B/2MB EEPROM/Flash and already has a Micro SD card slot.
In addition, a WLAN interface ( ESP8266 ) was integrated to be able to use to an alternative to the serial inteface, a Smart-Phone or a PC for the input / output.
The RL01 / RL02 Emulator project is fully capable of running and a PCB board is for both projects still under development.

DEC RL01/RL02 Emulator

MFM-Disk Emulator